BENDIGO Health has confirmed two people with COVID-19 are being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit.
These patients are of the seven currently in hospital on Thursday with four being treated in the respiratory ward.
The other patient is being treated elsewhere within the hospital.
There are 41 COVID-19 patients being monitored through the Hospital in the Home program.
There were 629 people tested for the virus through Bendigo Health on Wednesday.
Another 828 coronavirus vaccinations were administered in Greater Bendigo.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has confirmed COVID-19 fragments have been detected in wastewater around Bendigo.
He said repeated unexpected detections were found in areas that include parts of Huntly, Epsom, Strathdale, Kangaroo Flat and Maiden Gully between October 7 and 12.
"The detections could be an undiscovered new case or cases or could be the result of one or more people in these areas who have recovered from COVID-19 but are still shedding the virus," Professor Sutton said.
"Anyone who lives in, works in or has visited the areas above is urged to watch for the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms and get tested as soon as possible if symptoms develop."
NINE new coronavirus cases have been recorded in the Greater Bendigo region.
Data from the Department of Health released on Thursday confirmed four new cases in the 3551 postcode, while three new cases were listed in the 3550 postcode.
There were also single cases in the 3556 and 3515 postcodes.
The new cases bring the total number of active cases in Greater Bendigo to 42.
There were also single coronavirus cases listed in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges shires.
The Campaspe and Gannawarra shires have recorded zero new infections.
The new central Victorian cases were among the 170 coronavirus cases recorded in regional Victoria on Thursday.
There are 1289 active COVID-19 cases in the regions.
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