DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 9 October 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 9 October 2020. Also included is the full release from DHHS

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 9 October 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 9 October 2020

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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 and will be open this weekend from noon to 5pm.

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 – 5pm today.  There are currently around 295 people isolating in Kilmore following cases linked to the Oddfellows Café.

Victoria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,257.

The overall total has increased by 10 due to one case being reclassified.

Six of today’s new cases are linked to known outbreaks and complex cases.  Two cases are linked to aged care (Uniting AgeWell Preston) and single cases are linked to the Frankston family outbreak, the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore and the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak.  The one remaining case is linked to a complex case.  The other five cases remain under investigation.

The new case today linked to the Oddfellows Café is a close contact of a known case and was already isolating.

Of today’s 11 new cases, there are two cases in Wyndham and single cases in Bayside, Darebin, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Knox, Port Phillip and Mitchell Shire.  There is one case still under investigation.

Following further testing, investigation and review, the positive case reported in Mildura yesterday has been rejected. This rejection will be reflected in tomorrow’s numbers.

There has been an additional case in a staff member linked to an outbreak at Box Hill hospital, which now includes three staff members and one patient. All staff on the affected COVID ward are being tested and will isolate pending results.  The source of acquisition is currently unconfirmed and all avenues of possible transmission are being investigated.

There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  To date, 809 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (25 Sep 2020 – 08 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 9.4 and regional Victoria is 0.4. 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 (23 Sep 2020 – 06 Oct 2020) is 12 for metropolitan Melbourne and zero from 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:

  • 4277 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of one since yesterday
  • 195 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 17 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including one in intensive care
  • 19,192 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,811,114 test results have been received which is an increase of 15,585 since yesterday.

Of the 195 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 189 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • Five are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap. Mitchell Shire has all four active cases.
  • One case remains under investigation.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,858 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1198 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9661 men and 10,583 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3559, active cases: 19
  • There are 45 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 21 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 51)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 82)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Opal Hobsons Bay Aged Care Facility (total cases: 46)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East (total cases: 23)

In Victoria there are now no active cases in residential disability accommodation.

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

  • 28 active cases are currently linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak (total cases: 32)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to the Frankston Family outbreak (total cases: 12)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Electra Park Medical Centre Ashwood (total cases: 6)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore (total cases: 5)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to the Springvale shared accommodation outbreak (total cases: 8)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to the Box Hill Hospital outbreak (total cases: 4)

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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