DHHS COVID-19 News Release for Wednesday 14 October 2020

Here are the key points from the release dated 14 October 2020. Also included is the full release from DHHS

DHHS COVID-19 News Release for Wednesday 14 October 2020

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 14 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.  Extensive contact tracing has commenced by local authorities and we expect as part of that effort further cases will be discovered.

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 and Sunday 11 October 2020
  • 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
  • McDonalds Shepparton North 175 Midland Highway Shepparton Saturday 3 October 2020
  • Lemon Tree Café Fryers Street Shepparton Wednesday 7 October to Monday 12 October 2020
  • Mooroopna Golf Club Pro Shop Sunday 11 October 2020

Testing in Shepparton is available at:

  • GV Health’s Acute Respiratory Clinic at Graham Street, Shepparton. Open seven days per week from 9:00am to 5:30pm.
  • The McIntosh Centre at Shepparton Showgrounds, Corner of Midland Hwy and Thompson Street will open from 12:30pm
  • Shepparton Respiratory Clinic, 172 Welsford Street, Shepparton, 9:00am – 05.30pm today and from 9am to 8pm from tomorrow (extended hours). The GP respiratory clinic is an appointment only site.

Victoria has recorded seven new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,311.

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

There have been five new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday, of which four occurred prior to yesterday.  Two men in their 80s, two women in their 90s and one woman in her 70s. To date, 816 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

Three of today’s seven new cases are linked to known outbreaks and cases. All three are linked to Shepparton. The other four cases are under investigation.

Of today’s seven new cases, three are in Greater Shepparton, two are in Wyndham, and there are single cases in Moreland and Whitehorse.

An expert panel has cleared a case from Geelong yesterday and it has been removed from official numbers. Evidence suggests positive cases can shed small amounts of virus for many weeks post-infection and even after they have recovered, as in this case.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (30 Sep 2020 – 13 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 9.6 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 (28 Sep 2020 – 11 Oct 2020) is 14 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 14 mystery cases in the last 14 days (28 Sep 2020 – 11 Oct 2020) are located in the following postcodes, 3015, 3019, 3024, 3025 (2 cases), 3027, 3037, 3046, 3073, 3130, 3147, 3173, 3175 and 3184.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4282 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of one since yesterday
  • 182 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 23 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
  • 19,248 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,875,056 test results have been received which is an increase of 16,061 since yesterday.

Of the 182 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 174 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:

  • 18,914 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1199 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9686 men and 10,611 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3589, 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:

  • 16 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 52)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 83)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to Uniting Age Well Preston (total cases: 4)

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

  • 13 active cases are currently linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak (total cases: 35)
  • 12 active cases are currently linked to the Box Hill Hospital outbreak (total cases: 12)
  • 9 cases are linked to the south-eastern community outbreak (total cases: 9)
  • 5 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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