A SECOND student at St Joseph's Primary School has tested positive to COVID-19.
Principal Joan Coldwell confirmed the news on Monday in a letter to families.
There are now five confirmed coronavirus cases linked to the Quarry Hill school, after three teachers also tested positive to the virus.
Ms Coldwell said the students and teachers were feeling well. The principal also noted that contact tracing hadn't started yet.
"I have been in contact with Bendigo Health today and have provided them with the required information for them to conduct the tracing," Ms Coldwell said in the letter.
"They have told me that the contact tracing will begin as soon as possible."
A STUDENT at St Joseph's Primary School in Quarry Hill has tested positive to COVID-19.
Catholic Education Office Sandhurst director Paul Desmond confirmed the new case on Monday.
Mr Desmond said there were still two confirmed cases at Catherine McAuley College in Bendigo. Both cases were students.
The two schools closed last week after the first few coronavirus cases were confirmed.
Holy Rosary School in Heathcote was also closed due to a possible connection to a positive case.
But Mr Desmond confirmed no staff or students at that school have since tested positive.
"The principals have spoken with the parents and they have been supportive," he said.
"The teachers are also doing well."
It comes as schools in central Victoria prepared to return to remote learning from Wednesday.
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