It has now been more than a week since Ballarat's last coronavirus case, as the city prepares for further easing of lockdown restrictions.
It has now been eight days since the latest case in the city.
According to the latest health department figures, Ballarat remains at a total of 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
There remains no known active coronavirus cases in the city.
However, there is now an active case in the Moorabool shire after a fresh confirmation over the weekend.
There have been three cases in total in Moorabool.
Ballarat's latest active case was cleared on Wednesday last week.
The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,605 a net increase of two since yesterday.
There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
There have been 180 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
Currently eight people are in hospital, including 3 patients in intensive care. 1,520 people have recovered.
Of the total 1,605 cases, there have been 1,330 in metropolitan Melbourne and 234 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 848 men and 757 women. More than 430,000 tests have been processed to date.
The two new cases were detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
Todays increase in cases illustrates once again that while we have been flattening the curve, our battle against COVID-19 is far from over, said Victorias Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.
Restrictions around some activities have now been eased in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.
While encouraging, we need to remain vigilant. It is increasingly important that we stay at home when unwell and get tested, sneeze and cough into our elbow and maintain physical distancing. These are common sense actions to ensure we dont create a second wave of this serious disease, as we have seen in other countries once they have eased their stringent regulations.
Victorians have done a remarkable job so far sticking to the coronavirus restrictions and staying at home has saved lives. But now is not the time for complacency.
We are also asking Victorians to continue this amazing effort and get tested if they have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community.
People with even the mildest of symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell are encouraged to get tested.
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