There are only 76 active cases of coronavirus in the state, with zero cases in regional Victoria.
Today, the state has recorded three new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,344. The overall total has increased by two due to one case being reclassified.
Of today's three new cases one is a child associated with Goodstart Early Learning in Plenty Road, Bundoora.
The case is linked to the north metro outbreak and the child was in quarantine when they tested positive. The centre has been closed this week and contract tracing is underway.
One is a man who tested positive in August. An Expert Review Panel is reviewing this case to determine whether this is a new infection or shedding of old non-infectious virus.
One is a man whose partner tested positive in August. Investigations are underway into whether this is a new infection or whether the man contracted coronavirus from his partner many weeks ago, and his positive test represents shedding of old non-infectious virus.
There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. To date, 819 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (Oct 15-28) for metropolitan Melbourne is 2.4 and regional Victoria is zero.
The Department of Health and Human Services continues to work to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in Melbourne's northern suburbs with more than 29,000 tests processed from that area since last Tuesday.
In Victoria at the current time:
- 4277 cases may indicate community transmission - an increase of one since yesterday
- 76 cases are currently active in Victoria.
- five cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
- 19,382 people have recovered from the virus
- A total of 3,130,788 test results have been received which is an increase of 24,135 since yesterday.
As public health work is undertaken throughout the day, outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks. Organisation based outbreak totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business.
Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398. Testing site details are available here: dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19.
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