Premier says no new cases in regional Victoria

Premier Daniel Andrews says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 in regional Victoria in the past 24 hours.

Mr Andrews has spoken about current cases during his daily briefing.

He said there were 47 active cases in regional Victoria, with 23 active in Colac Otway and six at Geelong.

Colac Otway had 26 active cases in yesterday’s figures.

More statistics will become available later in the day.

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They come after a discrepancy between Mr Andrews’ update yesterday morning and official statistics later in the day.

Mr Andrews told yesterday’s media conference that there had been no new cases in regional Victoria, but DHHS revealed later in the day that there had actually been two new cases in Colac.

Those cases were already in isolation as close contacts of existing cases.

Victoria has recorded 35 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours and seven deaths.

There are 122 people in hospital, 12 in intensive care and seven on ventilators.

There are 1075 active cases in the whole of Victoria.

Mr Andrews said falling case numbers in regional Victoria were “a testament to the hard work and absolute determination of regional Victorians to not only get these numbers low and keep them low and we are grateful to every single person across regional Victoria for the part they are playing”.

“Regional Victoria took a step yesterday, as did metropolitan Melbourne, there is an opportunity for regional Victoria to take yet another step in just a few days’ time if these trends continue.”

Regional Victoria has recorded an average of 3.9 new cases a day over the past 14 days.

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