DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 29 September 2020

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DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 29 September 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 29 September 2020

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Victoria has recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,158.

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

Three of today’s 10 new cases have been linked to known outbreaks or complex cases. One is linked to aged care (Embracia Moonee Valley) and two are linked to health services (Western Health and Monash Health). The other seven cases remain under investigation.

Of today’s 10 new cases, there are two cases in Casey, Monash and Moreland and single cases in Hobsons Bay, Knox, Moonee Valley and Wyndham.

There have been seven new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One man in his 60s, one man in his 70’s, one woman in her 80s, two men in 80’s, one woman in her 90’s and one man in his 90’s. Three deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Six of today’s seven deaths are linked to a known aged care facility outbreak. To date, 794 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 18.2 and regional Victoria is 0.6. 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 27 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 – a decrease of one since yesterday
  • 326 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 46 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including five in intensive care
  • 18,978 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,677,022 test results have been received which is an increase of 8,226 since yesterday.

Of the 326 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 320 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • Six are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap
  • 0 are interstate residents
  • 0 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:

  • 18,766 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1192 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9613 men and 10,530 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3540, active cases: 53
  • There are 158 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • Estia Keilor: 34 (45 total)
  • Opal Hobsons Bay Altona North: 23 (total cases: 44)
  • Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care: 22 (total cases: 80)
  • Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee: 14 (total cases: 260)
  • Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East: 13 (total cases: 22)
  • Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack: 8 (total cases: 60 )
  • Mercy Place Parkville aged care: 7 (total cases: 104)
  • Twin Parks Aged Care Reservoir: 4 (total cases: 127)
  • Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Essendon: 4 (total cases: 22)
  • Epping Gardens Aged Care: 3 (total cases: 220)

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 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

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

  • 9 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 44)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 20)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Alfred Hospital (total cases: 11)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Springvale shared accommodation outbreak (total cases: 5)

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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