THE total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Greater Bendigo has increased.
Department of Health and Human Services data showed there were 99 coronavirus cases listed in the region on Thursday, an increase from 98 on Wednesday.
There were no active cases in Greater Bendigo.
A DHHS spokesperson said case numbers were subject to change as cases were followed up and data was analysed.
VICTORIA has recorded no new COVID-19 cases amid panic-buying in South Australia triggered by incoming restrictions.
The state is entering a snap week-long lockdown in what authorities hope will be a circuit breaker that will stop an outbreak from spiralling out of control.
Panic-buying was rife across the state after social restrictions were announced.
Victorian authorities are monitoring the outbreak.
A total of 17,161 Victorians were tested for coronavirus on Wednesday.
Thursday marks the state's 20th "doughnut day" - zero new cases or deaths.
Three active coronavirus cases remain in the state. None are in regional Victoria.
On Wednesday, the state government continued its pre-budget COVID-19 recovery spending blitz by announcing tourists would be eligible for $200 vouchers if they visited regional parts of Victoria.
Meanwhile, Pfizer Inc says final results from the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine show it was 95 per cent effective, adding it had the required two-months of safety data.
The drugmaker said efficacy of the vaccine developed with German partner BioNTech SE was consistent across age and ethnicity demographics, and there were no major side effects, a sign that the immunisation could be employed broadly around the world.
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