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Campaspe records third COVID-19 case

By Riverine Herald

THE Campaspe Shire COVID-19 tally has risen to three with a man in his 70s self isolating at home.

The man, who was tested at Echuca Regional Health, did not require hospitalisation and is self-isolating south of Echuca.

It is understood how the man contracted the virus is curently unknown, however the DHHS is currently investigating. 

There are no active cases currently recorded in the Gannawarra or Murray River Council shire tallies.

Statewide, the total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1567, a net increase of six since yesterday.

There were no new deaths reported. To date, 18 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 161 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.

Currently nine people are in hospital, including five patients in intensive care. 1439 people have recovered.

Of the total 1567 cases, there have been 1293 in metropolitan Melbourne and 231 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 828 men and 736 women.

More than 345,000 tests have been processed to date.

There are eight new cases since yesterday — however two cases were removed from the overall total due to reclassification.

“Today’s increase in cases illustrates once again that while we have been flattening the curve, our battle against COVID-19 is far from over,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“Restrictions around some activities have now been relaxed in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.

“While encouraging, we need to remain vigilant. We must maintain physical distancing, practice hygiene and self-isolation when ill. These are common sense actions to ensure we don’t create a second wave of this serious disease, as we have seen in other countries once they have relaxed their stringent regulations.

“Victorians have done a remarkable job so far sticking to the coronavirus restrictions and staying at home has saved lives. But now is not the time for complacency.

“We are also asking Victorians to continue this amazing effort and get tested if they have symptoms, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community.

“People with common symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell are encouraged to get tested.”

For more information visit the DHHS website