Latest DHHS data for Victorian coronavirus cases


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Victoria has recorded one new case of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,320.


There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.


To date, 817 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.


Today’s new case is a previously reported case who tested positive in July.


This case is under investigation and review.


Today’s case is in the local government area of Brimbank.


This new case is being reviewed by an expert panel of clinicians and epidemiologists to determine if this is a new infection or if the person is still shedding virus from their original infection.


The panel will examine a range of issues, including the cases’ movements, symptoms, epidemiological links to known cases and test results, to inform its decision.


There was also a case reported last night that is a Victorian resident quarantining interstate after returning from overseas.


This case is not included in today’s figures.

The Department of Health and Human Services continues to work with local health services to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in Shepparton. There are three cases in Shepparton, which is no change from yesterday.

A further 357 tests were taken in Shepparton and surrounding regions yesterday, taking the total number of tests in Shepparton and the surrounding region to 6680.


The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (6 Oct 2020 – 19 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 6.4 and regional Victoria is 0.4.

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(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 (4 Oct 2020 – 17 Oct 2020) is 13 for metropolitan Melbourne and zero from regional Victoria.


The 13 mystery cases in the last 14 days (4 Oct 2020 – 17 Oct 2020) are in the following postcodes, 3015, 3024, 3025 (two cases), 3037, 3047, 3073 (two cases), 3081, 3128, 3152, 3173 and 3175.



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