*Note: this page is no longer being updated. It has now been three weeks since there has been a new case in Victoria. If there are further cases, the page will be updated again.
This page will be updated at least once daily to reflect the latest statistics on the spread of the coronavirus for the state of Victoria.
The rate of confirmed cases of the illness COVID-19 has continued to accelerate from late June after a slowing of case growth through April and May lockdown. It has now slowed down significantly ahead of an anticipated easing of restrictions.
These figures are official figures from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services only, and reflect only the number of confirmed cases.
TOTAL CASES: 20,345
REGIONAL VICTORIA DAILY AVERAGE CASE NUMBER: 0
REGIONAL VICTORIA 14-DAY UNKNOWN SOURCE: 0
METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE DAILY AVERAGE CASE NUMBER: 0
METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE 14-DAY UNKNOWN SOURCE: 0
Authorised officers from the Department of Health and Human Services are continuing to meet all arriving aircraft from Adelaide as South Australia works to bring their coronavirus outbreak under control.
Yesterday two flights from Adelaide arrived at Tullamarine. A total of 237 passengers were screened and 171 were tested. All the tested passengers were from the Adelaide metropolitan area and none had attended the current high-risk locations in Adelaide.
None of the passengers were showing any symptoms of COVID-19 and there have been no positive cases identified from the planes.
The Victorian Government today announced temporary border controls with South Australia will be implemented from tonight.
From 11.59pm Thursday 19 November, a "hard border" will be in place at the South Australian border for 48 hours before a permit system comes into effect from 11.59pm Saturday 21 November.
This move follows the discovery of fragments of SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes coronavirus, in wastewater taken from the Benalla and Portland wastewater treatment plants on Tuesday.
These test results, in towns along freight routes between Victoria and South Australia, are unexpected and combined with confirmed community transmission in Adelaide, led to public health advice recommending the temporary border closure announced today.
Residents of Benalla and Portland and anyone who has visited those areas between 15 and 17 November are urged to get tested and to isolate until they get their test result.
New testing sites are being established in Benalla and Portland:
From today, interstate truck drivers travelling through Victoria from South Australia will be offered testing at a new site at the Nhill Trailer Exchange on the Western Highway. Other testing sites will be progressively added at other major freight routes in coming days. Truck drivers can also be tested at any of the 193 other testing sites across Victoria.
While the risk of a truck driver from South Australia bringing COVID-19 into Victoria is low, we are working with the major interstate freight companies, independent operators and industry peak bodies to provide advice about the need for testing.
Test samples will be fast-tracked for analysis and drivers will be allowed to continue their journey and will be contacted once their results are known.
We are continuing to monitor the situation in South Australia and are working closely with South Australian health authorities. Victorian contact tracers are also assisting South Australia with their contact tracing efforts. This support is being provided from Victoria.
Victorian public health authorities continue to work closely with returning SA travellers to determine if they have arrived from metropolitan Adelaide and are following up with these cases to ensure they are isolating as required.
We have also identified 46 people who are in Victoria who have left Hotel Quarantine in South Australia and are required to undertake another period of quarantine in Victoria..
Individuals are asked to quarantine for 14 days from the last time they were at the hotel. They will also undergo a Day 11 test towards the end of this quarantine period to ensure no asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic infections are missed.
They can quarantine at home if they are able to do so safely and appropriately. Support services are available to assist these people during their quarantine period and relief accommodation is available for individuals who cannot complete their quarantine at home.
Anyone who has been in SA in the last 14 days should check the exposure sites listed on the SA Health website and take the appropriate actions. And if they have any symptoms, no matter how mild, they should get tested and self-isolate until the result is available.
Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,345.
There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. To date, 819 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
This is the 20th straight day where Victoria has recorded zero daily new cases or deaths.
The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (5 Nov - 18 Nov 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is zero and regional Victoria is zero. 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 (3 Nov - 16 Nov 2020) is zero 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.
Yesterday the Department reported a repeat positive swab in a previously diagnosed case of COVID-19 that was notified to the department on 17 November and was considered a case of persistent shedding and not a new infection.
The Expert Review Panel have considered the case and additional test results and have confirmed this to be persistent shedding and not a new case. Precautionary measures that were in place will now be stood down.
In Victoria at the current time:
Of the total cases:
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. Testing site details are available at the Where to get tested page.
Current exposure sites from the South Australian outbreak are on the SA Health website.
(SORTED BY ACTIVE CASES)
GREATER DANDENONG: 541 total cases (2 active)
CASEY: 1061 (1)
MONASH: 336 (1)
BASS COAST: 10
BAW BAW: 16
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS: 2
EAST GIPPSLAND: 7
GLEN EIRA: 232
GOLDEN PLAINS: 18
GREATER BENDIGO: 99
GREATER GEELONG: 366
GREATER SHEPPARTON: 52
HOBSONS BAY: 505
MACEDON RANGES: 57
MOONEE VALLEY: 811
MORNINGTON PENINSULA: 185
MOUNT ALEXANDER: 9
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS: 3
PORT PHILLIP: 294
SOUTH GIPPSLAND: 11
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS: 2
SURF COAST: 15
SWAN HILL: 5
WEST WIMMERA: 1
YARRA RANGES: 249
TOTAL: 20,347 (80)
Everyone who feels even the slightest cold or flu-like symptom must assume they have the virus until a test result proves otherwise. Anybody with symptoms or awaiting a result should self-isolate at home.
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