DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 12 October 2020

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DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 12 October 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 12 October 2020
TAGS: COVID-19 | DHHS

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Victoria has recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,295.

The overall total has increased by 14 due to one case being reclassified.

There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  To date, 810 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

Ten of today’s 15 new cases are linked to known outbreaks and complex cases. Four cases are linked to a family cluster in Melbourne’s south-east, two are linked to a family cluster in Melbourne’s north, two are household contacts of a case linked to Box Hill Hospital, one is a household contact linked to a case from Sunshine Hospital and one is a close contact of an existing case.  The other five cases are under investigation.

Of today’s 15 new cases, four are in Monash, three each are in Banyule and Hume and there are single cases in Casey, Darebin, Melton, Moreland, and Stonnington.

There have been no new cases linked to the current outbreaks at the Chadstone Shopping Centre or the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore.

Testing is continuing in response to both of these outbreaks.

If you have symptoms no matter how mild – get tested. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to stop these outbreaks from getting any bigger.

Anyone who visited Chadstone shopping centre between 23 September and 8 October should get tested – if they have even the mildest of symptoms. Testing is available at Chadstone car park drive through – Level 2 Chadstone Carpark, outside Coles and a walk-in clinic is open for staff only at Central Amenities on the Ground Level between M.J.Bale and Marimekko. Both sites are open today from noon to 8pm.

Anyone who visited Oddfellows Café in Kilmore between 30 September and 3 October are classified as potential close contacts and should come forward for testing, even those without symptoms. Testing is available today at The Kilmore and District Hospital from 9am to 3.30pm and the Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall from 10am to 5pm.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (28 Sep 2020 – 11 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 9.9 and regional Victoria is 0.4. 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 (26 Sep 2020 – 09 Oct 2020) is 11 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.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4280 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of one since yesterday
  • 191 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 21 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
  • 19,229 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,850,794 test results have been received which is an increase of 10,108 since yesterday.

Of the 191 current active cases in Victoria

  • 186 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • Five are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap.  All five active cases are in Mitchell Shire.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,898 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1197 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9678 men and 10,604 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3578, active cases: 17
  • There are 31 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 17 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 51)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 82)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Opal Hobsons Bay Aged Care Facility (total cases: 46)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Uniting Age Well Preston (total cases: 3)

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

  • 19 active cases are currently linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak (total cases: 33)
  • 11 active cases are currently linked to the Box Hill Hospital outbreak (total cases: 11)
  • 8 active cases are currently linked to the Frankston Family outbreak (total cases: 13)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Electra Park Medical Centre Ashwood (total cases: 6)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore (total cases: 6)

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.

To keep updated on testing locations and opening times visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

 

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