AS OF Friday, May 22, 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases in Victoria has spiked to 1593, an increase of 12 on the previous day.
The new figures include five associated with the Cedar Meats outbreak, taking the total number of cases for this cluster to 1111.
The state now has 93 active cases of COVID-19, including 171 potentially contracted through community transmission, in other words, authorities don’t know the source.
In Gippsland the number of confirmed cases remains at 33 since the outbreak started but it has been weeks since the region officially had any active cases.
Locally, Gippsland’s six municipalities have recorded cases as follows: Bass Coast 4, Baw Baw 5, East Gippsland 1, Latrobe 7, South Gippsland 5, and Wellington.
There were no new cases related to outbreaks at aged care facilities. There were no further cases linked to McDonald’s restaurants.
Ten people are in hospital, including five people in intensive care. 18 people have died, and 1473 people have recovered.
Of the total 1581 cases, there have been 1310 in metropolitan Melbourne and 232 in regional Victoria. A number of cases remain under investigation.
There have been 181 confirmed cases in healthcare workers, an increase of one since the last report.
More than 378,000 tests have been received by the department since January 1, 2020.