Update as at 14/08/2020
Victoria has recorded 372 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 16,234.
The overall total has increased by 371 due to one case being reclassified.
Within Victoria, 87 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 285 are under investigation.
There have been 14 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man in his 20s, three women and two men in their 80s and four women and four men in their 90s.
12 of the 14 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 289 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
In Victoria at the current time:
- 3119 cases may indicate community transmission
- 7877 cases are currently active in Victoria
- 659 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 41 in intensive care
- 7842 people have recovered from the virus
- More than 1,914,400 tests have been processed – an increase of 18,908 since yesterday
Of the total cases:
- 14,897 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 984 are from regional Victoria
- Total cases include 7805 men and 8365 women
- Total number of healthcare workers: 2208 active cases: 1188
- There are 2034 active cases relating to aged care facilities
Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:
- 203 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
- 187 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
- 154 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
- 130 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
- 123 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
- 108 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
- 101 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
- 91 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
- 90 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn
- 83 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
In Victoria there are currently 87 active cases in residential disability accommodation.
- Total Resident cases: 21; Total Staff cases: 66
- Active cases in NDIS homes: 62 (18 residents)
- Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded*): 24 (3 residents)
- Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 1
Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:
- 203 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
- 83 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
- 61 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave
- 48 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater
- 26 cases have been linked to Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm in Bendigo
The department is also investigating cases linked to Werribee Mercy. More information will be available in coming days as these investigations continue.
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 outbreaks totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business.
* The Victorian Government last year transferred 547 disability residential homes and staff to five non-government providers which represents approximately 43 per cent of the accommodation market. Residents in these homes are NDIS clients, and these residential services are currently funded as part of Victoria’s annual $2.5 billion contribution to the NDIS. These homes are scheduled to be transferred to the NDIS by the end of the year.
The total number of people receiving disability accommodation/respite services in Victoria is approximately 6,500.