DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 9 September 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 9 September 2020. Also included is the full release from the Dept of Health and Human Services.

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for 9 September 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 9 September 2020
TAGS: COVID-19 | DHHS

Victoria has recorded 76 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,688.

The overall total has increased by 73 due to three cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 31 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 45 are under investigation.

There have been 11 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One woman aged in her 60s, three women and two men aged in their 80s and three women and two men aged in their 90s.  Six of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Nine of today’s 11 deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 694 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

Today’s rolling daily average case number for metropolitan Melbourne is 74.5 and regional Victoria is 5.0. The daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4337 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of seven since yesterday
  • 1622 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 196 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 20 in intensive care
  • 17,311 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,428,778 test results have been received which is an increase of 16,686 since yesterday

Of the 1622 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 1523 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 82 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 15 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 2 are interstate residents
  • Colac Otway has 30 active cases, Greater Geelong has 15 active cases, Greater Bendigo has two active cases and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,328 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1186 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9397 men and 10,277 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3360, active cases: 252
  • There are 829 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 237 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 215 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 208 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 162 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 127 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 124 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 121 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 119 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 117 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 17 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 6; Total Staff cases: 11
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 17 (6 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:

  • 16 active cases are currently linked to Peninsula Health Frankston Hospital
  • 15 active cases are currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac
  • 12 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station
  • 10 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer

The Department is investigating cases linked to the Australian Meat Group in Dandenong South, Woolworths in Altona North, Woolworths in Glen Waverley and the Benetas Colton Close aged care facility in Glenroy.

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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