Further spike in Colac COVID cases

Colac Otway now has 106 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to today’s DHHS data.

The figure is five higher than yesterday’s total of 101, after the region enjoyed a stable day of no added cases on Tuesday.

There are now 92 active cases in the shire, one more than yesterday, with 14 people having recovered.

DHHS have linked 83 cases to an outbreak at Colac’s Australian Lamb Company, an increase of three on yesterday.

Surf Coast Shire has six active cases, Golden Plains has 12 and Corangamite has zero – all unchanged.

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Greater Geelong has 131 active cases, one less than yesterday.

Regional Victoria is in stage three lockdown from today until September 13. Face coverings are mandatory in public across the state.

Victoria has now had 13,469 total cases and had 471 new cases added overnight.

A further eight people died, bringing the state’s coronavirus toll to 170.

There are 7449 active cases in Victoria. A total of 575 people are in hospital, with 42 in intensive care across the state.

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