"We've basically assumed the duties of the centers", Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters on Thursday.
The department also said that in Victoria at the current time, 7,877 cases are now active and there are 1,932 active cases relating to aged care facilities.
Australia, once heralded as a global leader in combating Covid-19, has struggled to contain an outbreak in the country's second most populous state, which has seen triple digit daily new cases for weeks.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison insists aged care failures will be addressed, with those residents making up nearly 70 per cent of Australia's 361 deaths.
Mr Andrews said a woman in her 50s, two men in their 70s, two women and two men in their 80s, and one man in his 90s had died.
Premier Andrews said decisions to transfer residents were being made by medical professionals on clinical needs.
"We do not have a system which offers the simplest result for your operator", he explained.
There are now 2018 active cases across 125 facilities, out of a total of 7866 active cases in the state.
South Australia will impose tighter restrictions across the aged care sector from August 27 to prevent outbreaks among vulnerable residents.
At the aged care royal commission, counsel assisting Peter Rozen QC delivered a brutal assessment of the lack of pandemic planning for nursing homes.
Some 664 Victorians are battling the virus in hospital, including 37 in intensive care, with 25 on ventilators.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton previously revealed genomic sequencing had linked a significant proportion, if not all of Victoria's second-wave cases, to breaches in hotel quarantine. Almost 5 million people in Melbourne have been confined to their homes except for essential reasons for almost a month.
In the latest development to Victoria's hotel quarantine scheme, Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has been removed from some responsibilities and replaced by Attorney-General Jill Hennessy.
The premier also rebuffed a report published by The Age on Thursday, which claims the state government rejected an offer of 100 Australian Defence Force personnel to assist with hotel quarantine.
Victoria has recorded 278 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours.
"It does very much depend on when we get on top of these numbers that we're reporting every day".
"We now believe, cautiously, that we have early signs of the flattening of the curve in Victoria", he said.