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Another 16 COVID-19 cases have been added to the tally in the City of Melton today (Thursday) – taking the total to 161 since the pandemic began.

The Health and Human Services department says of those, 82 are active.

Moorabool’s figures remain unchanged from Tuesday, when a fifth case was confirmed. Two of those are currently active.

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Wyndham – which borders both municipalities – has the highest number of active cases in the state on 265. All up, the Local Government Area has clocked up 398 cases.

At the other end of Moorabool, neighbouring Ballarat has recorded one new case, bringing their overall figures to 12.

Macedon Ranges is also sitting on 12, with three active cases; Golden Plains has recorded five cases – 4 of them still active -and Hepburn Shire has seen two cases with none now active.

It comes as Victoria records another record high in new cases – with 317 – taking the total to 4750. Of those 2128 are active.

The death toll has also risen to 29 after a man in his 80s died in hospital.

But there are still chunks of the state that appear to be untouched by coronavirus.

Cases are yet to be reported in Colac-Otway, Hindmarsh (Nhill), Indigo (Beechworth), Pyrenees (Beaufort), Queenscliffe and Towong (Tallangatta).

## COVID19 symptoms include cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of smell.

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If you need to be tested, Djerriwarrh Health Services has a drive-through clinic in Barries Rd Melton, open 10.30am-6pm weekdays and 9am-12pm weekends.

People can also book a test at Darley Medical Centre on 5367 5000.

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