DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 21 September 2020

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DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 21 September 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 21 September 2020
TAGS: COVID-19 | DHHS

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Victoria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,051.

The overall total has increased by nine due to two cases being reclassified.

This is the lowest number of new cases since 16 June, when we reported nine cases in the past 24-hour period.

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

Of today’s five cases linked to outbreaks one is linked to Opal Aged Care Hobsons Bay, one is linked to Australian Meat Group, one is linked to Baptcare Wyndham Lodge and two are linked to Embracia Moonee Valley.

There have been two new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One woman in her 80s and one woman in her 100s. One death occurred prior to yesterday.

One of today’s two deaths is linked to a known outbreak in an aged care facility. To date, 763 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 34.4 and regional Victoria is 1.6. 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 47 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:

  • 4266 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of one since yesterday
  • 657 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 92 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 6 in intensive care
  • 18,567 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,582,621 test results have been received which is an increase of 7,164 since yesterday.

Of the 657 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 631 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the First Step of our roadmap
  • 23 are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap
  • 3 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 0 interstate residents
  • Colac Otway has 10 active cases, Greater Geelong has two active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,663 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1192 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9561 men and 10,476 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3504, active cases: 79
  • There are 332 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 256 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 219 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 166 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 131 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
  • 121 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 119 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 108 cases have been linked to Kalyna Aged Care in Delahey

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

  • Total resident cases: 0; Total Staff cases: 4
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 3 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 1 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

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

  • 28 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 43)
  • 10 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 16)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to Alfred Hospital (total cases: 8)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Wydinia Kindergarten (total cases: 16)

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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