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This New Victorian Government 'Data Dashboard' Shows the State's High-Risk Locations and Venues

It also has a new map showing active COVID-19 cases in each postcode.
By Libby Curran
August 25, 2020
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This New Victorian Government 'Data Dashboard' Shows the State's High-Risk Locations and Venues

It also has a new map showing active COVID-19 cases in each postcode.
By Libby Curran
August 25, 2020
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The daily COVID-19 press conference has become ritual watching for many Victorians, as Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton front the cameras to hash out the latest pandemic details for the masses. But, if you're the kind of person that likes to dig a little deeper, you'll now find a goldmine of virus data and extra information over at the Victorian Government's new data dashboard.

Available to view on the Department of Health and Human Services website and updated regularly, these new live logs share details of outbreaks, active case numbers, hospitalisations and deaths, as well as the figures relating to COVID-19 cases in aged-care settings.

There's also a new colour-coded map showing the active cases in each local government area and postcode, per 100,000 residents, which you can take a peek at below. The DHHS has had a COVID-19 case map on its website for a while now, but this is the first one to show data by postcode.

Victorian cases numbers by location as of 12.30pm on Monday, August 24.

The DHHS is also now releasing information about the state's 'high-risk locations', as identified by public health experts during contract tracing. If you find you've been at any of these spots on the dates indicated, the DHHS recommends keeping an eye out for any COVID-19 symptoms and getting tested immediately if you get even a sniffle.

Locations will stay listed here for 14 days after the date of the most recent exposure. On the list at the moment: Danny's IGA X-Press in Armadale, Bendigo Marketplace, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Woolworths Docklands, Bunnings Fairfield and Coles in Hallam.

Highlighting these locations will become increasingly important as the state's stay-at-home restrictions are eased.

The dashboard has been introduced in response to strong public demand, as a way to help locals stay on top of information relating to the pandemic. "We've heard loud and clear that Victorians want to know more about coronavirus in their community — as part of their efforts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe," said Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos in a statement.

The mine of data will continue to be updated as more information is made available, gathered with the help of local councils, health providers and community organisations across Victoria.

For more information about COVID-19 in Victoria, head to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website. You can also check out more figures and graphs on its Victorian coronavirus data page.

Published on August 25, 2020 by Libby Curran

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