THREE central Victorian schools will close after a student and staff member tested positive to COVID-19.
The Catholic Education Office Sandhurst on Wednesday confirmed a student from Bendigo's Catherine McAuley College and a staff member at St Joseph's Primary School in Quarry Hill tested positive to coronavirus.
The two schools will be closed until Wednesday, August 5 to ensure a deep clean can be undertaken.
Holy Rosary Heathcote will also close as a precautionary measure due to a connection to one of the positive cases.
It came as a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at the Royal Freemasons aged care home in Kangaroo Flat.
GREATER Bendigo has recorded three new cases of COVID-19.
Data from the Department of Health and Human Services released on Tuesday showed 11 active cases in Greater Bendigo, an increase from eight on Monday.
Two new cases have also been reported in the Macedon Ranges, bringing the shire's number of total active cases to 12.
A new case has also been recorded in the Campaspe Shire.
There are still two active cases in the Loddon Shire and one active case in Mount Alexander.
There are no active cases in the Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, and Buloke Shires.
The latest breakdown came as Victoria recorded 384 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
Another six people have died from coronavirus - two people in their 90s, three people in their 80s, and one person in their 70s.
Four of those deaths were from aged care outbreaks.
A total of 769 of Victoria's 4475 active cases are in an aged care setting. More than 400 cases are among healthcare workers.
Forty-five Victorians are being treated in intensive care for COVID-19.
Castlemaine Health on Tuesday confirmed the cluster at Don KR Castlemaine had grown to 10 people.
Case numbers are subject to change, as DHHS contact tracers follow up cases and analyse data.
The department said the residential location was the residential address provided when the case was notified.
It was not where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.
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