A NUMBER of exposure sites have been added in Woodend.
According to the state government's coronavirus website, Coles, a children's park and a fish and chip shop were listed as tier two sites.
A COVID-19 positive person visited the Top Shop Fish and Chips shop on September 10 between 10.45am and 11.30am, the Woodend Coles between 10.30am and 11.25am on the same day and the Woodend Childrens Park on September 9 between 2.00pm and 4.30pm.
Anyone who has visited a tier two exposure site during times listed should urgently get a COVID-19 test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
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TWO new cases of COVID-19 have been added in the Macedon Ranges area since Friday.
Victorian Health Department deputy secretary Kate Matson announced at a press conference on Saturday that of the 535 cases recorded in the state, 15 were in regional Victoria.
She said of the Macedon Ranges cases, one case had been confirmed to be in Gisborne and both were connected to Melbourne workplaces.
"One of the cases dropped late on Friday night and we don't have many details as yet," Ms Matson said.
There has also been five new cases linked to the Mitchell Shire, with one in Kilmore.
"All of these cases are linked to Melbourne and we are seeing that cross movement between the peri-urban areas of Melbourne or the open construction industry," Ms Matson said.
There were also one case linked to a construction site near Swan Hill, with three cases linked in total to that area.
Two new cases have been added to the Ballarat outbreak, however it was confirmed that they were household contacts of known cases.
Health minister Martin Foley said there were now 11 cases across three households in the city.
Five per cent of Ballarat's population has been tested after more sites in and around the city were added to the state's list of exposure sites.
"It's a remarkable effort by the people of Ballarat, but it's also a great effort by out testing teams," Mr Foley said.
"I want to thank Ballarat Health and all of the other partners in that operation.
"It's gone from a pretty small operation to one hundred miles an hour in really extraordinary times."
Four new cases were also added to the Geelong community outbreak.
Mr Foley said a women in her 70's from the Shepparton region has died with COVID-19 since Friday.
This is the first death related to the dwindling Greater Shepparton outbreak.
He said there are 207 people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Victoria, 56 of whom are in intensive care, and 40 are on a ventilator.
More to come
VICTORIA has recorded 535 new coronavirus cases since Friday.
The new COVID-19 cases included 62 linked to known cases and outbreaks and none from overseas.
The state also recorded one death in the last 24 hours.
Friday also bought 61,622 test results to Victorians as well as 45,537 vaccinations being administered.
Victoria's active coronavirus case tally now sits at 4,974.
Reported yesterday: 535 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas.— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) September 17, 2021
- 45,537 vaccines administered
- 61,622 test results received
- Sadly, 1 person with COVID-19 has died
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These numbers come as East Wimmera Health Service confirmed the St Arnaud hospital and medical centre have both been identified as tier one exposure sites.
In a post to social media, the health service said a positive case visited the hospital between 6:15pm and 8:30pm on September 14 and the medical centre between 10:30am and 12:30pm on September 15.
Anyone who visited either site between those times is urged to get tested and isolate immediately.
Northern Grampians Shire mayor Murray Emerson reminded the community to remain calm and adhere to the advice provided by the state government and the local health authorities.
"We have spent many months without a coronavirus case in our shire and we are lucky that the affected person has dutifully followed government health advice and presented at the hospital for testing," he said in a statement.
"East Wimmera Health Service has done an amazing job to ensure that the community was informed as soon as the positive case was known, to mitigate the risk and to provide them with access to a public forum.
"We all know what we need to do because we are reminded regularly. Vaccination is your first line of defence against this virus so please ensure you are vaccinated as soon as possible.
"Otherwise, the message remains consistent: get tested if you are unwell, wear your mask, stay physically distanced, check in everywhere you go and be fastidious with your hand hygiene."
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