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COVID-19 update: Regional Victoria and metro Melbourne

By Simon Ruppert

Victoria recorded 42 new cases of coronavirus and no COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, with the total number of cases now at 19,911.

Victoria's most recent population data shows a population of 6,460,675, with 4,967,733 living in Melbourne.

So Regional Victoria makes up 23.1 per cent of the state's population but is only responsible for 6 per cent of all cases and just 4.1 per cent of current active cases.

As a result of numbers like this regional Victoria will move to step three on the state's roadmap to re-opening at 11.59pm on Wednesday night, which means the end of stage three restrictions.

Within Victoria, 27 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 15 are under investigation.

There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. This is the first time Victoria has not recorded any COVID-19 deaths in the previous 24-hour period since 13 July.

To date, 729 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 52.9 and regional Victoria is 3.6. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.

The total number of cases from an unknown source in the last 14 days is 82 for metropolitan Melbourne and one for regional Victoria. The 14-day period for the source of acquisition data ends 48 hours earlier than the 14-day period used to calculate the new case average due to the time required to fully investigate a case and assign its mode of acquisition.

In Victoria at this current time:

  • 4282 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of nine since yesterday
  • 1040 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 118 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 11 in intensive care
  • 18,079 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,506,513 test results have been received which is an increase of 8,803 since yesterday.

Of the 1040 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 987 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 43 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions. There are no new cases in regional Victoria.
  • 5 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 4 are interstate residents
  • 1 is an overseas resident
  • Colac Otway has 22 active cases, Greater Geelong has four active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,532 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1198 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9490 men and 10,408 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3444, active cases: 158
  • There are 514 active cases relating to aged care facilities

Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:

  • 249 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 219 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 213 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 166 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 129 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 127 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 124 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 120 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 119 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 10 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 4; Total Staff cases: 6
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 10 (4 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Non-aged care outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:

  • 13 active cases are currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac (total cases: 20)
  • 8 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer (total cases: 61)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 7)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to Wydinia Kindergarten in Colac (total cases: 13)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station (total cases: 14)

As public health work is undertaken throughout the day, outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks. Organisation based outbreak totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business.

Figures by Local Government area:

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

2200

144

BRIMBANK

1994

133

CASEY

1028

83

MELTON

1131

83

HUME

1638

68

MOONEE VALLEY

794

51

DAREBIN

646

45

MORELAND

1029

44

HOBSONS BAY

478

41

GREATER DANDENONG

504

40

MELBOURNE

885

39

WHITTLESEA

1203

33

PORT PHILLIP

284

27

COLAC OTWAY

133

22

BAYSIDE

250

21

KINGSTON

302

18

MARIBYRNONG

581

15

YARRA

460

13

GLEN EIRA

217

12

MONASH

314

11

CARDINIA

207

9

FRANKSTON

234

9

STONNINGTON

258

9

WHITEHORSE

203

8

LATROBE

56

7

MANNINGHAM

168

6

NILLUMBIK

132

5

YARRA RANGES

251

5

GREATER GEELONG

364

4

BANYULE

433

3

BOROONDARA

259

3

KNOX

161

3

MAROONDAH

105

3

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

183

3

GREATER SHEPPARTON

51

2

MOORABOOL

40

2

BAW BAW

15

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

5

1

GREATER BENDIGO

105

1

HORSHAM

14

1

MACEDON RANGES

58

1

OVERSEAS

6

1

WARRNAMBOOL

13

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BALLARAT

59

0

BASS COAST

11

0

BENALLA

3

0

BULOKE

0

0

CAMPASPE

9

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

0

CORANGAMITE

3

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

HEPBURN

2

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

1

0

LODDON

4

0

MANSFIELD

10

0

MILDURA

6

0

MITCHELL

86

0

MOIRA

12

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

9

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

PYRENEES

3

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

SURF COAST

18

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

TOWONG

0

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WELLINGTON

16

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

INTERSTATE

104

4

UNKNOWN

71

5

TOTAL

19911

1040