DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 2 October 2020

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DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 2 October 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 2 October 2020

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Victoria has recorded seven new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,191.

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

One of today’s seven new cases have been linked to known outbreaks or complex cases. This case is linked to cases at the Western Health Sunshine Hospital.  The other six cases remain under investigation.

Of today’s seven new cases, there are single cases in Hume, Melton, Monash, Moreland and Wyndham.  The remaining two cases are under investigation.

There have been two new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One man and one woman both aged in their 80s.

Both new deaths are linked to known aged care facility outbreaks. To date, 802 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 12.8 and regional Victoria is 0.2. 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 14 for metropolitan Melbourne and zero 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:

  • 4273 cases may indicate community transmission – no change since yesterday
  • 261 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 38 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including four in intensive care
  • 19,068 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,722,218 test results have been received which is an increase of 12,550 since yesterday.

Of the 261 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 256 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • 3 are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap
  • 2 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • Colac Otway has one active case and Greater Geelong, Greater Bendigo and Ballarat have no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,797 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1192 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9625 men and 10,550 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3547, active cases: 40
  • There are 111 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor: 32 active (46 total)
  • Opal Hobsons Bay Aged Care Facility Altona North: 14 active (total cases: 46)
  • Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East: 13 active (total cases: 23)
  • Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility: 10 active (total cases: 80)
  • Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee: 8 active (total cases: 260)
  • Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack: 5 active (total cases: 60)
  • Mercy Place Parkville Aged Care Facility: 5 active (total cases: 104)
  • Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Essendon: 3 active (total cases: 22)

In Victoria there is currently one active case in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 0; Total Staff cases: 1
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 1 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

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

  • 11 active cases are currently linked to The Butcher Club outbreak (total cases: 11)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to the Springvale shared accommodation outbreak (total cases: 8)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 45)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 20)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Alfred Hospital (total cases: 11)

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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