No confirmed cases of coronavirus in shire

While coronavirus cases have surged across Victoria over the weekend, including in regional areas, there are currently no confirmed cases in the Central Goldfields Shire.

Cases of coronavirus (COVID- 19) have been confirmed in the Mount Alexander, Hepburn, Ballarat and Macedon Ranges local government areas as the number of Victorian cases surged.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria jumped to 355 over the weekend with a further 61 new cases, including 35 men and 25 women ranging in age from early teens to mid 80s, confirmed on Monday.

As of Monday morning there were 35 cases of the virus in regional Victoria, with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirming on Monday there are four cases of COVID-19 present in the City of Ballarat, two in Macedon Ranges and one each in Hepburn and Mount Alexander local government areas.

There are yet to be any confirmed cases within the Central Goldfields Shire.

As of Monday, there are six cases of COVID-19 in the state which may have been acquired through community transmission.

According to DHHS, more than 23,700 Victorians have been tested for COVID-19 and of the confirmed cases, 97 people have already recovered while a further six are recovering in hospital and there have been no deaths in the state.

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, March 24

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