DHHS COVID-19 News Release for Thursday 15 October 2020

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DHHS COVID-19 News Release for Thursday 15 October 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 15 October 2020
TAGS: COVID-19 | DHHS

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The Department of Health and Human Services is working with local health services to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in Shepparton. There is increased testing capacity today in Shepparton. We are expecting around 2000 tests to be taken after more than 1300 tests yesterday – as well as over 500 tests in Kyabram, Numurkah and Cobram.

If you have visited any of the high-risk locations below during the dates and times identified you should get tested and quarantine for 14 days. Even if you don’t have any symptoms or only mild symptoms.

  • Central Tyre Service, Welsford Street Shepparton on Wednesday 30 September to Tuesday 13 October 2020
  • Mooroopna Golf Club Members Bar Sunday 4 October from 11:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday 11 October 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Bombshell Hairdressing, Fryers Street Shepparton on Wednesday 7 October 2020 from 9:30am
  • Thai Orchid Restaurant, Nixon Street Shepparton on Wednesday 7 October 2020 from 7:00pm
  • Shepparton Market Place Medical Centre Midland Highway Shepparton Thursday 8 October 2020 from 9:15am to 10:15am

If you have visited any of the locations of concern below you should get tested and stay at home while you await your results.  In addition, people should be vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested again at the first sign of any symptoms.

  • Bunnings Warehouse Shepparton Benalla Road Shepparton Wednesday 30 September 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • McDonalds Shepparton North Numurkah Road Shepparton Saturday 3 October 2020 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Lemon Tree Café Fryers Street Shepparton Wednesday 7 October to Monday 12 October 2020
  • Mooroopna Golf Club Pro Shop Sunday 11 October 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Caltex Kalkallo Service Centre South Bound 1340 Hume Freeway Kalkallo 30 September 2020 form 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Testing in Shepparton and the region is available at:

  • Acute Respiratory Clinic at Graham Street, Shepparton is open seven days per week from 8:00am to 5:30pm.  People who have symptoms are encouraged to attend this location.
  • The McIntosh Centre at Shepparton Showgrounds corner of Thompson Street and High Street from 8:00am to 5:30pm.  People who do not have symptoms are encouraged to attend this location.
  • Two separate drive through clinics at the Shepparton Sports Precinct, corner of Numurkah Road and Brauman Street, Shepparton.

Location 1 – Soccer Fields car park from 12 noon.

Location 2 – Netball Courts car park from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

People who do and do not have symptoms of COVID-19 can attend this site.

  • Central Park Recreation Reserve, Central Avenue, Shepparton East. A new drive-through site opens from 3pm.
  • Kyabram District Health Hospital drive through hours for today and tomorrow will be 9:00am – 3:00pm and it will operate on Sat & Sun 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Kyabram District Health will operate a second drive through at the Northern Oval, Tisdall Road, Kyabram 15 16 October 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tongala Health, 96 Mangan Street, Tongala, 15 October, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Stanhope Health, 35 Birdwood Avenue, Stanhope, 16 October, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Victoria has recorded six new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,315.

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

There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. To date, 816 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

Two of today’s six new cases are linked to known outbreaks and cases. These cases are linked to the Chadstone outbreak and a community outbreak in Elwood. Four cases are provisionally linked to known outbreaks and cases – two are being investigated for links to a case from the Box Hill Hospital outbreak, one is being investigated for links to a single case and one is being investigated for links to a previous case at Woolworths QV. That previous case most recently worked a nightshift while the store was closed to the public.

Of today’s six new cases, there are three in Whitehorse and single cases in Hume, Port Phillip and Glen Eira.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (1 Oct 2020 – 14 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 8.9 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 (29 Sep 2020 – 12 Oct 2020) is 15 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.

The 15 mystery cases in the last 14 days (29 Sep 2020 – 12 Oct 2020) are located in the following postcodes, 3025 (two cases) 3027, 3019, 3147, 3184, 3015, 3073 (two cases), 3173, 3024, 3130, 3046, 3175 and 3037.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4278 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of four since yesterday
  • 175 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 21 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
  • 19,259 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,890,495 test results have been received which is an increase of 15,439 since yesterday.

Of the 175 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 167 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • Eight are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap.  There are five active cases are in Mitchell Shire and three in Greater Shepparton.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,919 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1199 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9689 men and 10,613 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3599, active cases: 14
  • There are 25 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 13 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 52)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Uniting Age Well Preston (total cases: 5)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 83)

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

  • 14 active cases are currently linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre (total cases: 37)
  • 11 active cases are currently linked to the Box Hill Hospital (total cases: 12)
  • 9 cases are linked to the south-eastern community (total cases: 9)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Frankston Family (total cases: 13)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore (total cases: 6)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to the Elwood community (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.

Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398. The GV Health hotline can also be contacted on 1800 313 070 between 8am and 8pm.

To keep updated on testing locations and public exposure sites visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/chadstone-kilmore-shepparton-outbreaks-covid-19

 

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