Which Victorian postcodes have active COVID-19 cases?
In Victoria, there are currently 11 active COVID-19 cases that were acquired in Australia, and this map shows the postcode of residence of nine of those who have recently tested positive for the virus.
Ten of these 11 active coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health and Human Services since Wednesday and have been connected to a cluster centred on Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant in Black Rock. These ten active cases all ate at the restaurant on December 21 or are close contacts of those who did.
The following postcodes are home to two active cases connected with the recent cluster:
- 3132 – Mitcham, Mitcham North and Rangeview
- 3193 – Beaumaris, Black Rock, Black Rock North and Cromer
- 3803 – Hallam
And there is one active coronavirus case in:
- 3194 – Mentone and Mentone East
- 3953 – Berrys Creek, Boorool, Hallston, Koorooman, Leongatha, Leongatha North, Leongatha South, Mardan, Mount Eccles, Mount Eccles South, Nerrena, Ruby, Trida, Wild Dog Valley and Wooreen
The two missing locally acquired cases on the map are the two COVID-19 cases announced by Health Minister Martin Foley on Friday afternoon, for whom the postcode of residence has not yet been confirmed by the Health Department. These two people are also connected with the Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant cluster.
Finally, there is an active case in postcode 3040, a teenage girl who tested positive for the virus last Monday shortly after returning home from Sydney's northern beaches.
The new case in the Leongatha area, in the South Gippsland shire in the state's east, is the first time there has been an active coronavirus infection among residents of regional Victoria since October 28 last year.
The map only includes cases acquired within Australia and does not include nine active cases statewide among returned travellers from overseas who are currently in hotel quarantine.
The Health Department has also identified (at the time this article was published), 13 public exposure sites in Victoria that were visited in recent days by people who later tested positive for the virus.
Here is a map and list of the known at-risk locations, which is being updated whenever new information comes to hand:
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