Another case of COVID-19 in Benalla Rural City Council, says health department

By Benalla Ensign

Another case of COVID-19 in Benalla Rural City Council has been confirmed by the state's health department.

The case brings the total in the region to two.

No details have been released about where in the region the people reside, or their movements.

The Department of Health and Human Services incorrectly issued a confirmation for another case in Benalla on Monday.

Seven cases have been confirmed in both Greater Shepparton and Moira Shire and another in Campaspe Shire.

Strathbogie Shire also has two cases.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Victoria is now 968 – an increase of 51 from Tuesday. 

Of the total 968 cases, there have been 771 in Melbourne and 183 in regional Victoria. A number of cases remain under investigation.

Four people have died in Victoria, with more in hospital or self-isolating at home.

Currently 32 people are in hospital – including six patients in intensive care – and 343 people have recovered. 

The total number of cases includes 526 men and 438 women and cases range in age from babies to their early nineties.

There are 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.

More than 47,000 tests have been conducted to date.

Under restrictions agreed by National Cabinet, gatherings of more than two people are now banned, except for members of your immediate household and for work or education purposes.

There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

Police have strong powers to enforce these directions and can issue on the spot fines, including up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses.