Six cases confirmed in Colac district COVID cluster

Health authorities have confirmed there are six active COVID-19 cases linked to a cluster at Australian Lamb Company Colac.

The Department of Health and Human services confirmed the figures as part of its daily breakdown of new coronavirus cases in Victoria.

The breakdown says “six cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac”.

It also confirms there are five active cases among people living in Colac Otway Shire. There are likely the same people as the ALC cluster.

The figures don’t include any positive results from today, if there have been any.

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Greater Geelong has 11 active cases, Surf Coast has one, and Golden Plains has four active cases.

Three tourists staying at Portland have tested positive in the past week.

Victoria has recorded 363 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 5696.

The overall total has increased by 343, after 20 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 36 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 327 are under investigation. There were no cases in returned travelers in hotel quarantine.

Three new deaths have been reported since yesterday: two men in their 90s and a woman in her 90s. To date, 38 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

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