COVID-19 cases in Greater Bendigo have spiked after the region recorded 26 new cases on Wednesday.
This is a large jump after the area recorded only six new cases on Tuesday.
There were five new cases in the postcode of 3550, 13 in 3551, seven in 3556 and one in 3515.
In other parts of the state, Campaspe Shire recorded five new cases, two in Macedon Ranges and one in Mount Alexander.
The Buloke, Loddon, Central Goldfields and Gannawarra shires recorded zero new cases.
TWO residents at Echuca aged care facility Glanville Village have died with COVID-19.
According to a report released by the federal Department of Health, four residents and one staff member at the home have contracted the virus.
Echuca Regional Health, who run the facility, have said they are unable to comment on specific cases due to resident and family privacy.
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service has confirmed a number of COVID-19 cases have been recorded in their aged care facility.
The health service took to social media to inform the community.
"Our aged care facilities are currently in lockdown and have undergone a deep clean," the post said.
"All staff and residents have been tested. We are awaiting some results and all necessary infection control measures are being undertaken.
"Affected persons have all been contacted and are receiving all the assistance they require.
"Non-residential aged care services at REDHS are unaffected at this stage."
VICTORIA has registered an extra 1196 on Wednesday morning as Northern Territory health authorities try to work out if a man who forcibly vaccinated himself has to return.
The man who was apparently unhappy with the vaccination process grabbed a needle from a health care worker in Darwin and jabbed himself before storming off, territory police commissioner Jamie Chalker said.
The man had indicated he "was not overly happy with the process", the police commissioner said.
Unfortunately for the man, health staff are still trying to work out whether the jab can legally be recorded as a first dose.
In Victoria, 3358 vaccines were administered at state-run clinics on Tuesday.
Another three people lost their lives, with 284 in hospital.
Of them, 52 were in intensive care units and 29 were on ventillators.
With Australian Associated Press
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can access our trusted content: