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Highest risk workplaces for coronavirus in Victoria revealed: aged care, warehouses & abattoirs

How safe is YOUR job? Workplaces worst hit by coronavirus are revealed – and it’s bad news if you work in a warehouse

  • The industries hit hardest by COVID-19 have revealed Victoria’s deadliest jobs 
  • A  breakdown of cases by workplace shows the highest risk jobs for coronavirus 
  • These include abattoirs, warehouses, food distribution centres and chemists

The Victorian workplaces hardest hit by coronavirus during the second wave have been revealed. 

Figures released by the state government on Wednesday show abattoirs top the list, with 551 COVID-19 infections linked to slaughterhouses since June 1. 

Some 439 warehouse workers have contracted the virus, while nine food distribution centres across Victoria account for 172 cases.    

The government’s ‘other’ category, which includes universities, gyms, pharmacies and TAFE campuses, have so far been linked to 195 infections.   

Warehouse workers are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19, with new figures showing the workplace is responsible for the highest number of outbreaks across Victoria

Data reveals abattoirs accounted for a total of 551 cases across 14 different locations

Data reveals abattoirs accounted for a total of 551 cases across 14 different locations

A worker has their temperature tested as they travel in Cedar Meats in Melbourne which was the site of a high profile coroanvirus cluster

 A worker has their temperature tested as they travel in Cedar Meats in Melbourne which was the site of a high profile coroanvirus cluster

Supermarkets recorded 84 cases across 11 stores, while retailers recorded 80 cases across 14 locations.   

Five seperate outbreaks at food premises have produced 57 infections – and the logistics industry has been linked to 55 infections. 

The data also revealed outbreak categories with the highest cases numbers. 

VICTORIA’S COVID-19 CASES BY WORKPLACE
Workplaces  Outbreak   Cases
Abattoirs
Warehouse
Food Distribution
Other (gyms, chemists, TAFE etc)
Supermarket
Retail
Office
Logistics 
Food Premises
14
43 
9
23
11
14
9
8
5
551
439 
172
195
84
80
62
55
57

Aged care facilities were linked to a staggering 2,453 cases across 136 homes and schools have accounted for 630 infections at 69 locations.

Frontline health facilities such as hospitals and clinics recorded a total of 540 cases across 53 locations. 

Victoria recorded 410 new cases of coronavirus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 15,646.

The death toll rose to 267 after another 21 people died overnight, aged from their 70s to their 100s. 

Another hot spot for COVID-19 were schools where 630 cases were reported across 69 locations

Another hot spot for COVID-19 were schools where 630 cases were reported across 69 locations

VICTORIA’S COVID-19 CASES BY LOCATION
Outbreak Category  Outbreaks  Cases
Aged/Residential care 
Schools 
Hospital/Health care 
Child Care 
Disability 
Food premises 
Correctional Facility 
Laboratory 
Other (student accom, backpackers, social settings, families/home settings 
137
69 
53
21 


5
1
369
2453 
630 
540
180 
96 
268 
33 

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Victoria recorded 410 new cases of coronavirus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 15,646

Victoria recorded 410 new cases of coronavirus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 15,646

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