Geelong cases level amid protest infection fears

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Luke Voogt

Geelong COVID-19 cases remained level yesterday after the city recorded its first case in more than a fortnight, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Greater Geelong had one active case as of midnight on Tuesday, bringing the city’s total since the pandemic began to 66, the department confirmed.

Geelong’s last new coronavirus case prior to this was confirmed by the department on May 25.

Cases in Geelong remained level as of midnight yesterday, as Victoria recorded another eight cases bringing the state total to 1699.

“One new case detected through routine testing may have been infectious while attending the Black Lives Matter march in Melbourne on Saturday,” the department said.

Two cases were detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine, while two cases remained under investigation.

The remaining three were a former worker at a Clayton aged care centre, a toddler at a Parkville kindergarten and one related to the Rydges on Swanston outbreak.

In Victoria 179 confirmed cases have been acquired through unknown transmission, while more than 564,000 tests have been processed to date.

Victoria has 57 active cases, while 1621 people have recovered, according to the department.

Nineteen Victorians have died after contracting coronavirus so far.

Currently six people are in hospital, including one patient in intensive care.

The 1699 cases state-wide include 904 males and 796 females, with 1413 cases occurring in metropolitan Melbourne and 238 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.