Stawell Regional Health chief executive Kate Pryde has a message for residents across the region - "We're ready".
Ms Pryde's message comes after the Northern Grampians municipality recorded one new case of coronavirus on Thursday, the first since March 28.
"We don't have any information on the case," Ms Pryde said on Thursday evening.
"We just need to follow all the recommendations around hand hygiene and social distancing.
"We all understand these are really anxious times at the moment. I get that."
Ms Pryde said she wanted the community to understand the health services across the region are working together to ensure the best response.
"Our teams are well trained in implementing all the necessary precautions to respond rapidly and effectively," she said.
"I know people are anxious, but we're ready. Our plans are in place.
"We can't control if it gets here or not but if it gets here the region is ready to deliver the best care it possibly can.
""We're confident. We've all come together over the past few months. We've done planning, we've practiced our plans and I feel we have prepared ourselves."
Horsham local government area recorded another active case on Thursday, bringing it's total to 3 active cases.
There are no new recorded cases in Ararat, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack or Hindmarsh, the latter of which has never recorded a case of coronavirus.
Notes from the Department of Health and Human Services:
- Residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified.
- This is not where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.
- Numbers are correct as of 11.59pm last night but are subject to change as cases are followed up and data is analysed.
Northern Grampians Shire mayor Murray Emerson said the news was disheartening.
"It is very disappointing to hear that there is another within the shire," Cr Emerson said.
"While we hope there will be no more cases, that is unexpected."
Cr Emerson said the council will keep a close eye on the matter.
The Northern Grampians Shire chief executive Liana Thompson said the latest case was regrettable.
"It is unfortunate to hear there may be a case in our region and I encourage everyone to continue to be careful, be safe, and be kind to one another," Ms Thompson said.
"It is important we don't let our guard down. We must keep up with increased hygiene and social distancing. We are not immune because we happen to live in the beautiful Northern Grampians Shire."
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