Coronavirus update for Victoria
Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton has announced 61 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 355.
The new cases include 34 men and 25 women, with people aged early-teens to mid-eighties. Two cases remain under investigation. At the present time, there are six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently six people are recovering in hospital, and 97 people have recovered. More than 23,700 Victorians have been tested to date.
Of the total 355 cases, there have been 290 in metropolitan Melbourne and 35 in regional Victoria. A number of cases remain under investigation.
Multiple cases have occurred in the regional local government areas of Greater Geelong (9) Ballarat (4), Baw Baw (2), Greater Shepparton (2), Surf Coast (2), Warrnambool (2), Macedon Ranges (2) and Mitchell (2).
Bass Coast, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Latrobe, Yarriambiack, Hepburn, Moorabool, Wellington, Mount Alexander and Mildura have all recorded one case. Two earlier cases were removed after further investigation.