DHHS COVID-19 News Release for Monday 16 November 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 16 November 2020. Also included is the full release from DHHS

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for Monday 16 November 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 16 November 2020

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All Victorians are urged to get tested as movement across the state increases and we will continue to work with communities to ensure testing rates stay high and we can Stay Safe and Stay Open.

Over the past fortnight 199,358 test results have been received but now is not the time to be complacent. Cases in South Australia today are a reminder the risk of coronavirus is still real, and we must remain vigilant.

All Victorians, regardless of where they live, are encouraged to come forward for testing even if they have the mildest of symptoms, while also practicing physical distancing, good hand hygiene and wearing a mask.

While there is still active cases and no vaccine, we all need to play our part to make sure we can continue to take safe steps to re-opening and keep our community safe.

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,345.

There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. To date, 819 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

This is the 17th straight day where Victoria has recorded zero daily new cases or deaths.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (2 Nov – 15 Nov 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is zero and regional Victoria is zero. 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 (31 Oct – 13 Nov 2020) is zero for metropolitan Melbourne and zero from 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.

Yesterday, the Expert Review Panel confirmed a positive test result on November 14 was a case of persistent shedding, and not a new infection.

There was also another case reported to the Department yesterday which had an indeterminate result. Further testing established the case was negative.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 3762 cases may indicate community transmission – no change since yesterday
  • 3 cases are currently active in Victoria. All active cases are in metropolitan Melbourne
  • 2 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
  • 19,523 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 3,405,348 test results have been received which is an increase of 6,695 since yesterday

Of the total cases:

  • 18,969 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1196 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9702 men and 10,630 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3574, active cases: 0

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.

Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398. Testing site details are available here: dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19


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