Figures released by DHHS overnight revel that Moorabool has recorded a 4th case of CoronaVirus in the shire. This is the first case Moorabool has recorded since March.

As DHHS don’t release specific information, we can only confirm the shire has one new case. DHHS don’t release how this person came into contact with the virus, where they contracted the virus or where in the shire the patient lives. Close contacts will be contacted appropriately.

Meanwhile, Melton LGA, which includes Caroline Springs, Taylors Hill, Hillside, Rockbank, Plumpton, Diggers Rest and Toolern Vale as recorded 7 new cases of COVID19 – Coronavirus overnight.

With these 7 new cases, it brings the total cases in Melton LGA to 109 with 34 active.

This is the 6th day since the start of the pandemic that Melton LGA has had 20 or more active cases at one time.

There has been steady growth of the virus in the Melton LGA. Since DHHS started giving us daily active cases (03/05/2020), Melton has gone from 22 total cases to 109.

There was a 12 day window where there were no new cases reported in the region, but since then numbers have climbed.

Active cases in the Melton LGA since the start of active case tracking. (03/05/2020 to 12/07/2020)
Total recorded cases in Melton LGA from 03/05/2020 to 12/07/2020

Stage 3 restrictions are in place for Melton LGA residents, but not Moorabool. This means that schools in Moorabool will re-open to students this week including students from locked down metro areas.

In a statement on Premiere Daniel Andrews page said, “For families on the edge of the boundary, whether students learn in the classroom or remotely is based on the location of the school – not where you live.”

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