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29 July 2020
Ararat Rural City Council has recorded its first new COVID-19 case in latest figures released by DHHS.
It takes the council's total to six since the pandemic started.
All other Wimmera shires have the same figures as yesterday although Horsham's total has been revised to 11 historic cases.
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Victoria has recorded 295 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 9304.
The overall total has increased by 255 due to 40 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication.
Within Victoria, 34 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 261 are under investigation.
There have been nine new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They were one man in his 60s, one man in his 70s, three men and two women in their 80s and two women in their 90s. Seven of the nine deaths are linked to aged care facilities. To date, 92 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows:
Single cases in staff members at the following aged care facilities have also been notified to the department – Kalyna Aged Care in Delahey, Doutta Galla Lynch’s Bridge in Kensington and Estia Health Aged Care in Glen Waverley. Two cases have also been identified at Mecwacare John Atchison Centre in Hoppers Crossing.
As investigations are undertaken throughout the day, these outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks. Organisation based outbreaks totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/
People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons.
There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, children under 12 or during strenuous exercise.
Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions are in force across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.
The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for the dissemination of information to the media involving positive COVID-19 cases across the state.
The Weekly Advertiser reports on COVID-19 cases in the region based on official information provided by the department and/or other relevant authorities.
'Numbers are correct as of 11.59pm last night but are subject to change as cases are followed up and data is analysed. This can include changes to residential addresses following case interviews'.