While Moorabool continues to record no active COVID19 cases, the City of Melton has seen another two locals testing positive overnight.

Of the 64 Melton cases recorded since the pandemic began, 14 are active – making it the ninth worst ‘hotspot’ in Victoria (as of July 1).

The City of Melton tally has climbed every day for at least a week, with a total of 49 cases (5 active) on Wednesday June 24.   Between Sunday and Monday alone it jumped by a whopping 8 cases.

Rates of transmission are even more concerning in the neighbouring Wyndham City Council area with a total of 75 cases – 17 of them active – making it Victoria’s eighth worst Local Government Area for infections.

All up Moorabool has seen three cases (the last was six weeks ago), Hepburn 2 and Ballarat 11. None of them are now active.

Greater Geelong has seen 67 people with COVID19 – only one case is active now.

Statewide, Hume (Broadmeadows/Sunbury) has the largest amount of active cases at 82, followed by Brimbank (Deer Park, Sunshine, St Albans) on 40.

The Andrews Government has announced targeted restrictions for 10 postcodes that have experienced a spike: 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060 and 3064.

Across the State there are 370 active cases. A total of 2231 people have recorded positive tests so far.

A handful of council areas such as Hindmarsh (Nhill) and Buloke (Wycheproof) have recorded no cases at all.

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