Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed 41 additional deaths in his daily briefing, which includes historic cases that had not been previously reported.
Eight of these deaths occurred in the 24 hours prior, and at least 37 are linked to aged care.
These deaths include three men and four women in their 70s, seven men and 10 women in their 80s three men and 13 women in their 90s and one woman in her 100s.
This brings the state’s death toll to 565.
There are now at least 2,620 active cases in Victoria and 1,225 linked to aged care, after Premier Andrews confirmed 73 new cases, the lowest daily total since July 3.
The major outbreaks in Victoria include:
- 214 cases linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping (2 new cases since Friday)
- 203 cases linked to St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner (6 new cases since Friday)
- 189 cases linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee (14 new cases since Friday)
- 161 cases linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer (1 new case since Friday)
- 139 cases linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth (1 less case since Friday)
- 123 cases linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North (2 new cases since Friday)
- 123 cases linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir (5 new cases since Friday)
- 115 cases linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North (1 new case since Friday)
- 115 cases linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury (3 new cases since Friday)
- 113 cases linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg (3 new cases since Friday)
Victoria now has 453 people in hospital with COVID-19 including 21 in ICU.
Of these, 13 are on a ventilator.
“Reconciliation” in the number of deaths reported
Victorian Chief Medical Officer Brett Sutton also appeared at the briefing, saying the sharp increase in daily report deaths is related to a reconciliation process the state had to go through.
And some of these deaths date back to late July.
“There are Commonwealth reporting obligations, state reporting processes, and we need to reconcile those cases, so that whatever the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre is reporting is absolutely consistent,” he said.