While some council areas in our region have seen new COVID19 cases today (Wednesday), the number of active cases if falling across the board.

Moorabool is down to six active cases (compared to eight on Monday) – and 26 since the pandemic began, while Ballarat has fallen to 22 active cases (59 in total).

Melton remains the fifth worst-affected municipality in the state, but the number of active cases has shrunk to 459 (down from 480 on Monday).

It is a sign the ‘second wave’ may be starting to recede.

Neighbouting Wyndham remains the worst-affected of Victoria’s 79 Local Government Areas.

The number of active cases has fallen from 864 on Monday to 811 today.

All up, 1887 people who live in Wyndham are known to have tested positive to the virus this year.

Elsewhere in our region, Health and Human Services says Greater Geelong has seen a modest decrease to 151 active cases, Golden Plains has fallen to three and Hepburn remains unchanged with none.

** Statewide, 216 new COVID19 cases have been recorded today – the lowest number in a month.

Of the 17,446 Victorians known to have the coronavirus, 7155 cases are still active.

Another 12 people have died in the last 24-hours – all of them linked to aged care.

Since April, Victoria Police have fined 42 people for serious self-isolation breaches: 26 people will have to pay $1650 and the rest will have to come up with nearly $5000.

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