Bendigo's LM Dance School has been cleared to reopen, after the venue was earlier listed as a tier one exposure site.
The school has informed its students and their families that classes will resume from Thursday afternoon, after an earlier positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a person who visited the premises was determined to have been a false positive.
ANOTHER 170 coronavirus cases have been recorded in regional Victoria.
COVID commander Jeroen Weimar confirmed the new cases brought the active case tally in the regions up to 1289.
There were 32 new cases in Geelong, while another 30 were recorded in Shepparton and 23 cases were listed in the Mildura area.
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Mr Weimar did not mention Greater Bendigo or other parts of central Victoria in Thursday's COVID-19 update.
The COVID commander confirmed a person with coronavirus also died in hospital in Shepparton.
Deputy chief health officer Ben Cowie said there was disproportionate growth of COVID-19 cases in some parts of regional Victoria.
Of the state's 2297 new cases, 46 per cent were people under the age of 30.
There were 706 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 147 people receiving intensive care and 100 people on ventilators.
About 90 per cent of the people in hospital have not been fully vaccinated.
About 87.6 per cent of Victorians over the age of 16 have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 62 per cent are fully vaccinated.
VICTORIA has recorded 2297 new coronavirus cases since Wednesday.
Sadly, another 11 people with COVID-19 have died.
Wednesday also bought 82,762 test results to Victorians as well as 37,611 vaccinations being administered.
Victoria's active coronavirus case tally now sits at 20,505.
It comes as Bendigo recorded two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, data from the Department of Health says.
The department's data showed the new cases were listed in the 3555 and 3515 postcodes.
The department confirmed there were 33 active coronavirus cases in Greater Bendigo.
The Macedon Ranges Shire recorded three new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
Campaspe and Mount Alexander shires both recorded one case each.
Zero new coronavirus cases were recorded in the Gannawarra shire.
More Bendigo businesses have been added as tier one exposure sites and closed their doors over the last few days.
The DHHS listed the National Hotel Complex as a tier one site on Tuesday night, making it the first new Bendigo exposure site in almost two days.
Anybody who attended the venue on Monday, October 4 from 6.56pm-9.30pm must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.
The Goldmines Hotel also confirmed a COVID-positive person visited the hotel on October 5.
"We are grateful that the exposure date and time was on a day when we were not open," the business said in a Facebook post.
"In an effort to be proactive, we have decided to close the hotel to undertake our standard deep cleaning procedures and ensure all relevant staff have time to get tested and isolate."
The Goldmines Hotel will contact people who made reservations for this week.
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