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.
These figures are official figures from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services only, and reflect only the number of confirmed cases.
Updated positive coronavirus tests for Victoria, August 2
TOTAL CASES: 11 557
ACTIVE CASES: 6322
Victoria has recorded 671 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 11,557.
The overall total has increased by 626, due to 45 cases being reclassified - largely due to duplication.
Within Victoria, 73 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 598 are under investigation.
There have been seven new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They include three women in their 70s, two women in their 80s, one man in his 90s and one woman in her 90s. Six of the seven new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 123 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
- 1962 cases may indicate community transmission
- 6322 cases are active in Victoria
- 385 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 38 in intensive care
- 4915 people have recovered from the virus
Of the total cases:
- 10,643 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 661 are from regional Victoria
- Total cases include 5690 men and 5743 women
- Total number of healthcare workers: 1115, active cases: 649
- There are 1053 active cases relating to outbreaks across aged care facilities
Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows:
- 308 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked.
- 67 cases are residents of various public housing towers in Carlton. Investigations are continuing into if and/or how these cases are linked.
Active cases in aged care are as follows:
- 136 cases have been linked to St Basil's Home for the Aged in Fawkner
- 122 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
- 106 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
- 101 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
- 87 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
- 63 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon
- 62 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
- 58 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
- 56 cases have been linked to Aurrum Aged care in Plenty
- 54 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge in Werribee
New cases in other aged care facilities include two cases linked to James Barker House in Footscray, one case in a staff member at BlueCross Ivanhoe, one case in a staff member in BUPA Thomastown, one case in a staff member lined to Mercy Place Coben and Mercy Place Mordialloc, and one case in a resident linked to Menarock Rosehill, Highett.
Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:
- 185 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
- 142 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
- 127 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
- 85 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
- 72 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
- 54 cases have been linked to Melbourne Health Royal Park Campus
- 35 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave
- 32 cases have been linked to LaManna supermarket in Essendon
- 26 cases have been linked to Nino Early Learning in Bundoora
- 26 cases have been linked to the Linfox warehouse in Truganina
- 19 cases have been linked to Serco in Mill Park
- 18 cases have been linked to Catholic Regional College in Sydenham
As investigations are undertaken throughout the day, these outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks. Organisation based outbreaks totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business.
How Australia's states and territories compare
See how the number of confirmed cases has evolved from state to state.
After the first reported cases in late January, the graph clearly shows how the virus - known for its highly contagious nature - has gathered momentum in most areas in Australia.
Please note that this graph may lag around 24 hours as we wait to collate accurate data from each the department of health in each state and territory.
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