Another 32 Melton City Council residents have tested positive to COVID19 today (Monday) while figures in Moorabool and Ballarat remain unchanged.

It means Melton has recorded a total of 793 cases since the pandemic began, including 482 that are currently active – making it the fifth worst affected municipality in Victoria.

Moorabool is still on 24  cases – with 12 active, while Ballarat has 39, with 17 cases active.

Wyndham remains the worst-affected council are in the state with  941 active cases.

The next worst affected is Brimbank on 877.

Greater Geelong has 168 active cases, Golden Plains 11 and Hepburn has none.

Buloke (Sealake), Hindmarsh (Nhill) and Towong (Tallangatta) are now the only shires where there have been no known cases.

There are only four reasons to leave home at the moment! These are:- for medical care or care-giving- going to work- for exercise- to buy food and supplies

Posted by Ballarat Community Health on Thursday, 6 August 2020

** In the last day, Victoria Police have issued 276 fines for breaches of the Chief  Health Officer’s directions.

Of those, 37 were for failing to wear a face covering away from the home and 74 were issued in metropolitan area for breaches of the 8pm-5am curfew.

People travelling to or attending yesterday’s CBD protest accounted for 27 infringement notices.

25 fined were issued at checkpoints, where 11.091 vehicles were inspected.

Over the last 24 hours, police and defence force personnel have also carried out spot checks on 3879 people at homes, businesses and public places.

Officers also cited the example of a man and woman who travelled more than 5km from home to a Wyndham playground because they were “sick of walking around their local area.”

There’s a real wombat stew of emotions bubbling away for Victorians at the moment- with lashings of worry, frustration…

Posted by Ambulance Victoria on Sunday, 2 August 2020

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

Until 28 July 2021, Worksafe must be notified on 13 23 60 when employers or self-employed people become aware of a confirmed diagnosis.

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.

In Ballarat, you can get tested at UFS Lucas (bookings 4311 1571) or the Senior Citizens Centre at 16 Little Bridge St, 9am-2pm 7-days  (1800 054 172).

The National Coronavirus Health Information line is 1800 020 080.

Lifeline can be contacted on 13 11 14 (24 hours), via text on 0477 13 11 14 or via online chat: www.lifeline.org.au

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