By Luke Voogt
Geelong recorded nine new COVID-19 cases yesterday bringing the city’s active cases to 44, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The increase brings the total cases in greater Geelong to 120 and comes amid ten confirmed cases linked to a Breakwater chicken processing plant.
The site’s owner Turosi has confirmed 10 positive cases at the Golden Farms plant but DHHS has yet to classify it an outbreak.
A number of the total 420 employees that underwent tests for COVID-19 (390 negative, 20 pending) live outside of Geelong.
Surf Coast Shire’s active cases remained on three yesterday while Golden Plains Shire recorded an additional two cases, bringing its confirmed active cases to eight.
Colac Otway Shire currently has 54 active cases after recording one new case yesterday, with another active case recovering.
The department has so far linked 51 cases to an outbreak at Colac’s Australian Lamb Company Abattoir.
Victoria recorded 295 new COVID-19 cases yesterday with 40 reclassified, largely due to duplication, increasing the total by 255 to 9304.
Of the new cases 34 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases, and 261 are under investigation.
Another nine Victorians have died from COVID-19, with seven related to aged care facilities, bringing the state’s death toll to 92.
They include one man in his 60s, one man in his 70s, three men and two women in their 80s and two women in their 90s.
Victoria has 4839 active cases with 1418 cases from unknown transmission.
Currently 307 Victorians are in hospital after contracting COVID-19 with 41 in intensive care, while 4123 people have recovered.
Of the total cases, 8632 are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 500 are from regional Victoria.
More than 1,554,000 tests have been processed to date.
Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows:
309 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington.
64 cases are residents of various public housing towers in Carlton.
Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:
91 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
89 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner
86 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
79 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
62 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon
56 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
54 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
51 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge in Weribee
44 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
41 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn
Single cases in staff members at the following aged care facilities have also been notified to the department – Kalyna Aged Care in Delahey, Doutta Galla Lynch’s Bridge in Kensington and Estia Health Aged Care in Glen Waverley. Two cases have also been identified at Mecwacare John Atchison Centre in Hoppers Crossing.
Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:
100 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
100 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
78 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
51 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
29 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave
27 cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket in Essendon Fields
24 cases have been linked to Clever Kids in Ashburton
19 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds
14 cases have been linked to the Linfox Warehouse in Truganina
10 cases have been linked to Don KR Castlemaine
9 cases have been linked to Blackwoods Scoresby