TWO new central Victorian COVID-19 cases have disappeared from Department of Health and Human Services statistics, days after they first appeared.
These cases took central Victoria's confirmed active COVID-19 patient numbers to five.
But DHHS statistics released on Monday show no active cases in either Gannawarra or the Central Goldfields.
The number of confirmed cases across all time in both shires had also returned to the pre-weekend figures.
The change brings the number of active COVID-19 cases in central Victoria down to three: one in the Macedon Ranges and two in the Campaspe Shire.
A possible COVID-19 case in the Loddon Shire has previously disappeared and reappeared on department statistics from day to day.
The Department told the Bendigo Advertiser in relation to the Loddon casethat numbers were subject to change as cases were followed up and data was further analysed.
"Reclassification can occur for a variety of reasons including the initial recording of incorrect residential address details, duplicate notifications for the same person - as notifications may come both from pathology labs and the treating doctor - and the recording of interstate cases," they said.
"This can be either other states notifying us of Victorians diagnosed and treated in another state, or vice-versa.
"Protocol dictates the case should be recorded in the state where diagnosis and treatment occurred, regardless of where they normally reside."
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