DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 10 September 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 10 September 2020. Also included is the full release from the Dept of Health and Human Services.

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 10 September 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 10 September 2020
TAGS: COVID-19 | DHHS

Victoria has recorded 51 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,728.

The overall total has increased by 40 due to 11 cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 27 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 24 are under investigation

There have been seven new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. Four men aged in their 70s and two women and one man aged in their 80s.  Four of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Four of today’s seven deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 701 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria

Today’s rolling daily average case number for metropolitan Melbourne is 70.1 and regional Victoria is 4.5. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days. 

The 14-day rolling average for cases from an unknown source is 154 for metropolitan Melbourne and eight 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 the current time:

  • 4306 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of 31 since yesterday
  • 1483 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 169 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 17 in intensive care
  • 17,484 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,443,583 test results have been received which is an increase of 14,805 since yesterday

Of the 1483 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 1393 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 72 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 15 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 3 are interstate residents
  • Colac Otway has 29 active cases, Greater Geelong has 11 active cases, Greater Bendigo has two active cases and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,363 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1187 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9409 men and 10,304 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3384, active cases: 251
  • There are 763 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 238 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 216 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 208 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 164 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 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
  • 124 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 119 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 118 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 16 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 6; Total Staff cases: 10
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 16 (6 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:

  • 17 active cases are currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac
  • 16 active cases are currently linked to Peninsula Health Frankston Hospital
  • 12 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station
  • 11 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer

The Department is investigating a case linked to the Mercy Place aged care facility in Templestowe.

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.

 

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