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COVID-19 update – 11 cases in the Wimmera

Wimmera centres have remained largely unchanged from yesterday's COVID-19 figures.

Northern Grampians has recorded one more case taking the total active cases to two.

Horsham continues to sit on seven cases.

The DHHS list shows Ararat and West Wimmera on one, with Yarriambiack and Hindmarsh yet to officially record any new cases in the latest wave of infections.

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Victoria has recorded 723 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 9,998.


The overall total has increased by 694 due to 29 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication.


Within Victoria, 64 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 660 are under investigation.


There have been 13 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  They were three men in their 70s, three women in their 70s, three men in their 80s, two women in their 80s and two men in their 90s. Ten of the 13 deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 105 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.


In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1698 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 5385 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 312 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 34 in intensive care
  • 4259 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 9230 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 565 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 4945 men and 4931 women
  • More than 1,574,600 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 951, active cases: 549
  • There are 877 active cases relating to outbreaks across aged care facilities


Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows:



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


  • 94 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 111 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 90 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 81 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 67 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 62 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon
  • 56 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
  • 52 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge in Weribee
  • 49 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 42 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn


A single case in a staff member has been notified at the BlueCross Willowmeade residential aged care facility in Kilmore. The facility has been locked down and all staff and residents will be tested.


Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:


  • 121 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 106 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 82 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 64 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
  • 30 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave
  • 30 cases have been linked to Melbourne Health Royal Park Campus
  • 22 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds
  • 20 cases have been linked to Nino Early Learning Adventures in Bundoora
  • 19 cases have been linked to Hazeldean Transition Care, Western Health
  • 16 cases have been linked to the Linfox Warehouse in Truganina
  • 11 cases have been linked to Diamond Valley Pork in Laverton North


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. 


Last week, we announced that face coverings would be mandatory in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. Today, we announced that same requirement will apply across regional Victoria.


That means from Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm, a face covering will be mandatory whenever you leave home – wherever you live.



The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for the dissemination of information to the media involving positive COVID-19 cases across the state.

The Weekly Advertiser reports on COVID-19 cases in the region based on official information provided by the department and/or other relevant authorities.

'Numbers are correct as of 11.59pm last night but are subject to change as cases are followed up and data is analysed. This can include changes to residential addresses following case interviews'.