Greater Bendigo recorded just two new COVID-19 cases in the week to July 14 showing another fall from the 13 cases recorded the previous week.
According to data released by the Department of Health, the municipality recorded no new cases in the 24 hours leading up to July 14.
There are six active cases in the local government area, down dozens of cases from last week.
The Macedon Ranges recorded one case during the week, Mount Alexander and Campaspe four, Gannawarra two, while Central Goldfields, Buloke and Loddon all had zero cases in the last seven days.
The data showed there were 543 COVID-19 cases reported in Victoria, a pitfall of 33 percent recorded in the previous week.
In the past week, 543 positive PCR tests were reported to the Department. The recommendation to report positive RATs was removed on June 30.
There are 142 COVID-19 patients in Victorian hospitals, including eight in intensive care, with two cleared cases.
There are four COVID-19 patients on a ventilator.
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There was a total of 39 COVID-19 related deaths reported to the department in the past week.
An average of six deaths were reported each day in the past week.
Victoria's Chief Health Officer said the data indicated hospital admissions continued to decrease this week, with the level of COVID wastewater detections also at relatively lower levels.
This indicated a sustained reduction in the number of infections in Victoria.
These six steps can help you stay ahead of COVID:
- Wear a mask: a high-quality and well-fitted mask can protect you and others from the virus.
- Get your 2023 booster: new bivalent vaccines targeting Omicron variants are available at your GP or local pharmacy. To find out if you're eligible for your next booster, visit the coronavirus website
- Let fresh air in: open windows and doors when you can - it reduces the spread of the virus.
- Get tested: if you have symptoms, take a rapid antigen test.
- Stay at home: if you have COVID, you should stay at home for at least five days and until you have no symptoms.
- Talk to your doctor: if you are at risk of falling very sick, you may be eligible for COVID and influenza medicines - and early testing and diagnosis are important. With expanded criteria, more people are now eligible for COVID medicines
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