DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 14 September 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 14 September 2020. Also included is the full release from DHHS

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 14 September 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 14 September 2020

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Victoria has recorded 35 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,872.

The overall total has increased by 37. This is due to three cases being removed due to duplication and five cases added after being reclassified from negative to confirmed.

Within Victoria, 12 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 23 are under investigation.

There have been seven new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One man in his 70s, one woman in her 80s, one man in his 80s, one woman in her 90s and three men in their 90s. Three of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday. One case was reclassified due to duplication resulting in a net increase of six.

All of today’s seven deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 729 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 54.4 and regional Victoria is 3.9. 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 94 for metropolitan Melbourne and three 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:

  • 4291 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of 6 since yesterday
  • 1075 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 122 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 12 in intensive care
  • 18,006 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,497,710 test results have been received which is an increase of 8,937 since yesterday.

Of the 1075 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 1019 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 47 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions. There are no new cases in regional Victoria.
  • 6 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 3 are interstate residents
  • Colac Otway has 23 active cases, Greater Geelong has six active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,496 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1196 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9437 men and 10,384 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3429, active cases: 162
  • There are 513 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 247 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 219 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 213 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 166 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 129 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 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
  • 120 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 119 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 10 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 4; Total Staff cases: 6
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 10 (4 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:

  • 13 active cases are currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac (total cases: 20)
  • 9 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer (total cases: 61)
  • 8 active cases are currently linked to Wydinia Kindergarten in Colac (total cases: 13)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station (total cases: 14)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Peninsula Health Frankston Hospital (total cases: 90)

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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