TWO more people have tested positive for coronavirus north of Bendigo.
One is the first recorded in the Loddon Shire. The other was in the Campaspe Shire.
It brings the wider region's tally to 26.
Statewide, a man in his 80s died in hospital yesterday. He was the seventh Victorian to be killed by the virus.
The state's tally of people who have contracted coronavirus increased by 49 to 1085 overnight.
The total number of cases includes 577 men and 504 women. Cases range in age from babies to their early nineties.
There are 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. More than 51,000 tests have been conducted to date.
Currently 37 people are in hospital - including seven patients in intensive care - and 476 people have recovered.
Chief health officer Brett Sutton today stressed the importance for Victorians to get a flu vaccine ahead of the coming influenza season.
"Influenza is a serious illness that kills many Victorians each year. With COVID-19 now also circulating in the State, a widespread influenza outbreak would be a devastating double-whammy for our health services to cope with," he said.
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