216 New Cases, 12 Deaths in Victoria on Aug. 19

By AAP
August 19, 2020 Updated: August 19, 2020

Victoria has recorded 216 new cases on Aug. 19, the lowest daily figure since July 13 and 12 deaths, taking the state toll to 363 and the national figure to 450.

Latest deaths include three men in their 70s, four women and one man in their 80s and three women and one man in their 90s. All of the latest deaths are linked to aged care.

However, there are 3751 “mystery” cases, an increase of 82 since Tuesday. 675 people are in hospital, with 45 in intensive care and 29 on ventilators.

1065 active cases among healthcare workers. 2050 active cases in aged care, 79 active cases in disability accommodation 16,109 tests since Tuesday.

Victoria’s COVID-19 Numbers for Aug. 19:

* 216 new cases, the lowest daily figure since July 13
* 12 deaths, taking the state toll to 363 and the national figure to 450
* Latest deaths include three men in their 70s, four women and one man in their 80s and three women and one man in their 90s
* All of the latest deaths are linked to aged care
* 7155 active cases in Victoria
* 3751 “mystery” cases, an increase of 82 since Tuesday
* 675 people are in hospital, with 45 in intensive care and 29 on ventilators
* 1065 active cases among healthcare workers
* 2040 active cases in aged care, 79 active cases in disability accommodation
* 2,008,630 total test results, with 16,109 since Tuesday

Key Aged Care Outbreaks:

* 205 cases linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
* 191 St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
* 157 Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
* 147 BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
* 131 Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
* 111 Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
* 110 Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
* 108 Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine
* 103 Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
* 100 Japara Goonawarra in Sunbury

Outbreaks in Residential Disability Accommodation:

* 79 active cases (19 residents, 60 staff)
* 60 NDIS homes (19 residents)
* 19 state-regulated/funded ‘transfer’ homes (no residents)
* One state-delivered/funded homes

Other Key Outbreaks:

* 207 Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
* 150 JBS in Brooklyn
* 147 Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus
* 64 Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave
* 64 Linfox warehouse in Truganina
* 46 Nino Early Learning in Bundoora
* 44 Catholic Regional College in Sydenham
* 35 Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm in Bendigo
* 34 Ingham’s in Thomastown
* 33 Ausfresh in Broadmeadows
* The health department is also investigating cases linked to Frankston Hospital, Spotless Cleaning at Chadstone Shopping Centre and AB Oxford Cold Storage in Laverton

Restrictions:

* Stage four restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne, including an 8pm-5am curfew, and stage three protocols for regional Victoria remain in place until September 13
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* 154 fines have been issued for breaching COVID-19 regulations in the 24 hours up to mid-Wednesday, including 35 for ignoring the curfew and 19 for failing to wear a face mask
* There have been 42 fines handed to virus-infected Victorians and close contacts breaching self-isolation
Sources: Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria Police.

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