DHHS COVID-19 News Release for Tuesday 13 October 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 13 October 2020. Also included is the full release from DHHS

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for Tuesday 13 October 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 13 October 2020
TAGS: COVID-19 | DHHS

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Victoria has recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20305.

The overall total has increased by 10 due to two cases being reclassified.

There has been one new death from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. A man in his 70s. To date, 811 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

Two of today’s 12 new cases are confirmed as linked to known outbreaks and cases – one is linked to the Chadstone outbreak (household contact of a case), one is linked to Estia Keilor aged care facility. Nine cases are provisionally linked to known outbreaks and cases – seven are being investigated for links to a case from the Box Hill Hospital outbreak, including four cases from the same household, one is being investigated for links to a case from the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak and one is being investigated for links to Uniting Age Well Preston. One case remains under investigation.

Of today’s 12 new cases, four are in Banyule, two are in Hume and there are single cases in Casey, Darebin, Greater Dandenong, Manningham, Melbourne and Greater Geelong.

There has been one new case linked to the outbreak at the Chadstone Shopping Centre, taking the total to 35, and no new cases linked to the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore. The additional case at Chadstone attended the shopping centre during their acquisition period.

Testing is continuing in response to both of these outbreaks.

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

Anyone who visited Chadstone shopping centre between 23 September and 8 October should get tested – if they have even 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 today from midday to 8pm. 

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 those without symptoms. Testing is available today at The Kilmore and District Hospital from 9am to 3.30pm and the Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall from 10am to 5pm.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (29 Sep 2020 – 12 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 10 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 (27 Sep 2020 – 10 Oct 2020) is 13 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 13 mystery cases in the last 14 days (27 Sep 2020 – 10 Oct 2020) are located in the following postcodes, 3025 (2 cases), 3024, 3184, 3015, 3037, 3175, 3130, 3027, 3147, 3046 and 3019.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4281 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of one since yesterday
  • 186 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 23 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
  • 19,243 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,858,995 test results have been received which is an increase of 8,201 since yesterday.

Of the 186 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 180 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • Six are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap.  There are five active cases are in Mitchell Shire.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,907 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1198 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9684 men and 10,608 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3586, active cases: 16
  • There are 30 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 17 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 52)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 82)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Opal Hobsons Bay Aged Care Facility (total cases: 46)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Uniting Age Well Preston (total cases: 3)

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

  • 17 active cases are currently linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak (total cases: 35)
  • 14 active cases are currently linked to the Box Hill Hospital outbreak (total cases: 14)
  • 8 cases are linked to the south-eastern community outbreak (total cases: 8)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to the Frankston Family outbreak (total cases: 13)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore (total cases: 6)

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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