Health alert – Coronavirus update from Chief Health Officer Victoria 13 September 2020




Coronavirus COVID-19

Daily Update

Date issued: 13 September 2020

Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer

Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public


This Chief Health Officer update is intended to provide clinicians and the Victorian public with information about the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria as well as relevant public health response activities in Victoria. This update will be sent regularly.

Chief Health Officer Alerts will continue to be issued when there are changes to the public health advice related to COVID-19.

What’s new?

  • As of 13 September 2020, 41 new cases have been diagnosed since yesterday, with a total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 19,835.
  • The overall total has increased by 35 due to six cases being reclassified.
  • Today’s 14 daily average case number for metropolitan Melbourne is 56.9 and regional Victoria is 4.1.
  • Within Victoria, 21 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 20 are under investigation.
  •  Sadly, there have been seven new deaths reported since yesterday. To date, 723 people have died from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria.
  • There are 4,285 cases that may indicate community transmission, a decrease of 11 since yesterday.
  • There are 1,157 cases currently active in Victoria. 17,893 people have recovered.
  • 116 people are in hospital. This includes 11 patients in intensive care.
  • A total of 2,488,733 test results have been received. This is an increase of 17,396 since yesterday.
  • You can find further details in today’s coronavirus (COVID-19) media release.  
  • The DHHS website has full details in the interactive daily report.
  • Lower than usual presentation rates at Victorian emergency departments indicate people are putting off urgent medical care. It is important that while we remain vigilant against coronavirus (COVID-19) we don’t neglect our other health needs. Victorian hospitals are safe to attend, and people are urged not to defer seeking medical care if you have symptoms of concern – it may save your life.

Current advice to clinicians

Read the full update: Coronavirus COVID-19 daily update for information on

  • COVID-19 testing criteria
  • Victoria’s restriction levels
  • Key messages for the community
  • Clinical information (links)
  • Consumer information (links)
  • Contacts
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