DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 30 August 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 30 August 2020. Also included is the full release from the Dept of Health and Human Services.

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 30 August 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 30 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 114 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,015.

The overall total has increased by 112 due to two cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 40 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 74 are under investigation.

There have been 11 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man aged in his 70s, five women and one man in their 80s and three women and one man aged in their 90s.

Nine of the 11 deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 524 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4226 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of three since yesterday
  • 2830 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 472 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 25 in intensive care
  • 15,580 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,210,447 test results have been received which is an increase of 14,231 since yesterday.

Of the 2830 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 2603 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 166 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 52 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 9 are interstate residents
  • Greater Geelong has 55 active cases, Bendigo has 10 active cases and Ballarat has six active cases

Of the total cases:

  • 17,626 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1144 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9096 men and 9895 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3090, active cases: 406
  • There are 1277 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 212 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 203 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 178 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 161 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 123 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 119 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 115 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 114 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 112 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 41 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 14; Total Staff cases: 27
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 35 (14 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 6 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Key outbreaks with new cases include:

  • 163 cases have been linked to the Melbourne Health Royal Park campus
  • 42 cases have been linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer

The department is also investigating cases linked to Baptcare Brookview in Westmeadows, BlueCross Chelsea Manor, Royal Freemasons Coppin Centre, TLC Forest Lodge in Frankston and Quality Blow Moulders in Dandenong South. More information will be available in coming days as these investigations continue.

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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