COVID-19 case recorded in Ocean Grove
OCEAN Grove has been named as the location of one of five new regional Victorian cases of COVID-19, but no new public exposure sites have been added in Geelong or surrounds.
At today’s press conference, Victoria’s Chief Health Office Professor Brett Sutton said one of the five cases was in the Bellarine Peninsula and was linked with construction work in metropolitan Melbourne.
The Victorian Government’s latest update to its list of active cases by postcode shows one new case in the 3226 postcode, which covers Ocean Grove.
A new case in the Mitchell Shire is also linked to construction work in Melbourne.
“We are further investigating and will provide more information soon,” Professor Sutton said.
Cases were also recorded in Mildura and the Latrobe Valley.
Earlier today, the Victorian Government announced all of regional Victoria except Greater Shepparton would come out of lockdown on Friday this week.
Professor Sutton said the “modest” changes were “safe and appropriate steps we can take to grant extra freedoms for those in regional Victoria”.
“Shepparton has done a fantastic job but it’s taken several weeks and tens of thousands of people quarantining and thousands and thousands of getting tested to start getting under control.
“It’s looking good but it takes an enormous effort and no town in regional Victoria wants to go through that if we can manage that risk.”