DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 11 September 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 9 September 2020. Also included is the full release from DHHS.

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 11 September 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 11 September 2020
TAGS: COVID-19 | DHHS

Click here to read the full news release

Victoria has recorded 43 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,767.

The overall total has increased by 39 due to four cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 16 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 27 are under investigation.

There have been nine new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One woman in her 50s, one woman in her 70s, three men in their 80s and four women in their 90s. Five of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Seven of today’s nine deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 710 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 65.3 and regional Victoria is 4.7. 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 134 for metropolitan Melbourne and seven 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:

  • 4303 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of 3 since yesterday
  • 1336 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 140 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 12 in intensive care
  • 17,661 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,456,924 test results have been received which is an increase of 13,341 since yesterday

Of the 1336 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 1249 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 74 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 9 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 4 are interstate residents
  • Colac Otway has 33 active cases, Greater Geelong has 10 active cases, Greater Bendigo has two active cases and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,397 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1195 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9425 men and 10,329 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3397, active cases: 223
  • There are 665 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 240 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 217 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 210 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 165 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
  • 127 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 124 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 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 13 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 6; Total Staff cases: 7
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 13 (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
  • 13 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station
  • 10 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer
  • 10 active cases are currently linked to Peninsula Health Frankston Hospital

The Department is investigating cases linked to two family clusters in Melbourne’s south-east and a ward at Monash Health.

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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