DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 17 September 2020

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DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 17 September 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 17 September 2020
TAGS: COVID-19 | DHHS

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Victoria has recorded 28 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,970.

The overall total has increased by 27 due to one case being reclassified.

This is the first time Victoria has recorded under 30 cases in a day since 24 June, when we reported 20 cases in the past 24-hour period.

Within Victoria, 14 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 14 are under investigation.

There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  One woman aged in her 60s, two men aged in their 80s and three women and two men aged in their 90s. Four of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Six of today’s eight deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 745 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 44.4 and regional Victoria is 2.9. 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 83 for metropolitan Melbourne and one 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:

  • 4272 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of six since yesterday
  • 947 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 97 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 12 in intensive care
  • 18,217 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,535,134 test results have been received which is an increase of 14,247 since yesterday.

Of the 947 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 907 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the First Step of our roadmap
  • 33 are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap. There are no new cases in regional Victoria.
  • 5 are interstate residents
  • 2 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • Colac Otway has 16 active cases, Greater Geelong has three active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,591 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1201 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9523 men and 10,433 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3461, active cases: 143
  • There are 464 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 252 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 218 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 215 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
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 130 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 128 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 two active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 0; Total Staff cases: 2
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 2 (0 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:

  • 33 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 34)
  • 13 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 15)
  • 8 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: 64)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Wydinia Kindergarten in Colac (total cases: 16)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station (total cases: 16)

The Department is investigating cases linked to a ward at The Alfred Hospital and in aged care, a new case linked to Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court.

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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