DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 27 August 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 27 August 2020. Also included is the full release from the Dept of Health and Human Services.

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 27 August 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 27 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 113 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 18,714.

The overall total has increased by 106 due to seven cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 24 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 89 are under investigation.

There have been 23 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man in his 60s, one woman in her 70s, four men in their 70s, six women in their 80s, three men in their 80s, five women in their 90s and three men in their 90s.

22 of the 23 deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 485 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4151 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 3308 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 532 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 29 in intensive care
  • 14,837 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,158,149 test results have been received which is an increase of 25,470 since yesterday.

Of the 3308 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 2958 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 198 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 140 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 12 are interstate residents
  • Greater Geelong has 71 active cases, Bendigo has 16 active cases and Ballarat has six active cases

Of the total cases:

  • 17,117 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1124 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8959 men and 9714 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2838, active cases: 391
  • There are 1412 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 211 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 197 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 169 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 160 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 120 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 118 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 113 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 112 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 110 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 48 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 14; Total Staff cases: 34
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 38 (14 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 10 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Key outbreaks with new cases include:

  • 63 cases have been linked to Peninsula Health
  • 39 cases have been linked to the Vawdrey Australia in Dandenong South

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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