DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 7 October 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 7 October 2020. Also included is the full release from DHHS

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 7 October 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 7 October 2020

Click here to read/download the full news release


Testing is continuing in response to the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak and a related outbreak at the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore.

We’ve seen how quickly this virus can spread throughout the community with tragic consequences and it is critical that we continue to limit the movement of people across the state to slow the spread of the virus.

If you have symptoms no matter how mild – get tested. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to stop this outbreak from getting any bigger.

Anyone who visited Chadstone shopping centre between 23 September and 1 October should get tested – even if they have the mildest of symptoms. Testing is available at Chadstone car park drive through – Level 2 Chadstone Carpark, outside Coles and a walk-in clinic is open for staff only at Central Amenities on the Ground Level between M.J.Bale and Marimekko. Both sites are open from 12-8pm today.

Anyone who visited Oddfellows Café in Kilmore between 30 September and 3 October are classified as potential close contacts and should come forward for testing, even if you don’t have any symptoms at all. Testing has been set up at The Kilmore and District Hospital from 9am – 5pm and Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall pop-up testing site from 10am – 6pm today. There are currently more than 230 people isolating in Kilmore following cases linked to the Oddfellows Café.

Victoria has recorded six new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,237.

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

Four of today’s new cases have linked to known outbreaks – two linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak, one linked to a Dandenong household outbreak and one linked to aged care. The other two cases remain under investigation.

Of today’s six new cases, there are two cases in Glen Eira and Whitehorse and single cases in Banyule and Greater Dandenong.

There have been two new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One woman in her 80s and one man in his 90s. One of the two deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Both of today’s deaths are linked to a known aged care facility outbreak. To date, 809 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (23 Sep 2020 – 06 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 9.9 and regional Victoria is 0.3. 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 (21 Sep 2020 – 04 Oct 2020) is 12 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:

  • 4274 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of one since yesterday
  • 206 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 16 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including two in intensive care
  • 19,162 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,780,231 test results have been received which is an increase of 16,429 since yesterday.

Of the 206 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 204 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • Two are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap. Mitchell has two active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,842 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1195 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9652 men and 10,571 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3544, active cases: 26
  • There are 58 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 24 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 51)
  • 10 active cases are currently linked to Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East (total cases: 23)
  • 8 active cases are currently linked to Opal Hobsons Bay Aged Care Facility (total cases: 46)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 81)

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:

  • 31 active cases are currently linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre (The Butcher Club) outbreak (total cases: 31).
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Electra Park Medical Centre Ashwood (total cases: 6)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Springvale shared accommodation outbreak (total cases: 8)

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.


Click here to read/download the full news release



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This