Colac COVID case numbers fall by two, now at 81

Colac Otway’s overall COVID-19 tally has fallen to 81 cases today, 76 of them active.

The overall figure is two cases fewer than yesterday. Drops in numbers are usually due to authorities removing duplicates.

The number of active cases has also fallen by two, after sitting at 78 yesterday.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ daily update of case numbers, accurate at the start of the day, also confirms 68 cases have been linked to the Australian Lamb Company outbreak in Colac.

Victoria had 397 new cases in the past 24 hours, with the total number of cases now at 10,931. The state has 5919 active cases and there have been 116 deaths from coronavirus in Victoria.

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Face coverings will be mandatory throughout Victoria from 11.59pm tomorrow, and it is illegal to have guests in your house in Colac Otway, Surf Coast and neighbouring areas.

Greater Geelong has 88 active cases, Golden Plains has 10, Surf Coast has four active cases, Ballarat has 11 active cases, Warrnambool has one active case, and Corangamite has zero active cases.

Case numbers are subject to change as DHHS refines its numbers.

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