Geelong’s active cases level despite statewide increase of 168

A microscopic image of the coronavirus.

By Luke Voogt

Geelong and Surf Coast’s active COVID-19 cases have remained level over the weekend despite yet another triple-digit increase state-wide yesterday.

Greater Geelong had five active cases as of midnight yesterday, level since midnight last Thursday, July 9, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Active cases reached six, with 74 in total, as of midnight last Wednesday, July 8, but the department revised the figure to five and 73 respectively the following day.

While active cases remained at five for Geelong yesterday, the city’s total cases (since the pandemic began) increased by one to 74, according to the department.

The Independent has sought clarification from the department on this increase.

The Surf Coast Shire had one active case as of midnight yesterday, with no new cases since midnight last Tuesday, July 7.

Victoria recorded 177 new cases of coronavirus yesterday with nine reclassified, largely due to duplication, increasing the state total by 168 to 3967.

In total 641 cases were from unknown transmission.

Across the state 1612 cases are currently active with 72 people in hospital, including 17 in intensive care.

So far 22 Victorians have died after contracting coronavirus, while 2392 have recovered and more than 1,148,300 tests have been processed.

The 3967 cases include 3552 in metropolitan Melbourne and 293 in regional Victoria.

Within Victoria, 25 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks and 151 are under investigation. One new case has been detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows:

242 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington.

32 cases are residents of various public housing towers in Carlton.

Cases currently linked to some other outbreaks are as follows:

Six cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket Essendon

12 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services

Eight cases have been linked to Cenvic Construction Riverina Apartments in Footscray

26 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon

13 cases have been linked Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee

144 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College

Two cases have been linked to Japara Central Park Aged Care in Windsor

Your first stop before buying a home. View the whole picture.