165 New Virus Cases in Victoria on July 9

July 9, 2020 Updated: July 9, 2020

* 165 new cases on July 9

* 3098 in total across Victoria

* 40 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, with nine in intensive care

* 1.03 million tests done since testing began


* 18 cases relate to the North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers, with that total currently at 111

* Testing has concluded at the estates. Further lab results are expected later on Thursday and not included in the 111

* Six new cases linked to the Al-Taqwa College outbreak, with the total now 113 – Victoria’s largest cluster

* One new case at the Catch.com Distribution Centre in Truganina taking the total number of cases to four

* One case linked to an outbreak at Hugo Boss on Collins Street, bringing that total to eight


* Two healthcare workers at the Royal Melbourne hospital have tested positive

* Two healthcare workers at Sunshine Hospital emergency department have also tested positive

* One further case in a staff member has been linked to the Northern Hospital in Epping, with the total now 11, made up of nine staff and two household contacts


* Two staff members who worked at Menarock Life Aged Care in Essendon

* One staff member who attended BaptCare The Orchards Community in Doncaster while infectious

* Another staff member who worked at Benetas St George’s in Altona Meadows while infectious

* A staff member has the virus who worked at BlueCross Ivanhoe while infectious

* A staff member who worked at Aurrum Aged Care facility in Healesville is positive but was not infectious at the time

* A staff member who worked at Holmwood Aged Care facility in Healesville also has the virus but was not infectious at the time.

Carly Waters in Melbourne