Victoria's health department has since revised the active COVID-19 case in Golden Plains and determined it is not in the shire.
Golden Plains' COVID-19 tally is back to one, and this case is not active.
Department of Health and Human Services has previously told The Courier this can occur due to dynamic data coming into the department, which can sometimes create double-ups in information reported and records on where a person lives and where they were tested.
All figures are subject to change.
A DHHS spokesperson said the department was "working around the clock to provide accurate information to the public about coronavirus."
The department releases information as possible, ensuring that the confidentiality of the patient was not compromised:
"All close contacts will be identified and responded to accordingly as required to protect public health.
"As part of contact tracing, any public exposure sites are contacted and provided with advice about the transmission risks and any cleaning that may be required."
Location for a newly confirmed COVID-19 case in Golden Plains Shire remains unclear.
The Shire, bordering Ballarat and Geelong, has chalked up its second coronavirus case which was listed as active in Victorian health department data released late Sunday afternoon.
A Ballarat Health Services spokesperson has confirmed BHS had not had any contact with any new positive COVID-19 patients reported to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Barwon Health, based in Geelong, would not confirm not rule out any contact only to refer The Courier to the department. DHHS is yet to respond.
In a statement to media, Golden Plains Shire confirmed the council was aware DHHS had added a COVID-19 case to the shire's tally but council did not have further details on the reported case.
There have been 11 COVID-19 cases in Ballarat, none are active, and there have been no new cases since mid-May.
This comes as 127 new cases have been declared in Victoria on Monday morning. Case numbers by local government areas are expected this afternoon from the health department.
One Golden Plains resident who lives near the City of Ballarat border, and did not wish to be named, said it was concerning to not have further details on the new active case in the shire.
The resident said not only was there a lot of travel among residents in the expansive shire, but it could also greatly impact townships.
Golden Plains Shire includes parts of Smythesdale and Haddon, Linton, Ross Creek and Rokewood.
The Shire also covers Meredith, Shelford, Teesdale and booming communities Inverleigh and Bannockburn on the outskirts of Geelong.
Bannockburn is the shire's main hub, where about one-quarter of the population lives, according to the latest Census data. The shire features 56 communities and 16 townships but about half the shire's whole population lives in major towns closer to Geelong: Bannockburn, Inverleigh, Batesford, Lethbridge and Teesdale.
Golden Plains Shire mayor Owen Sharkey said it was important every one in the shire abide restrictions because "this is not only about protecting your own health, but also that of your family, friends and neighbour".
"Recent news of the increase of cases in Melbourne, and an attributed case to a Golden Plains Shire resident is a reminder that we are not through this pandemic yet, and that we all need to remain vigilant in our health and hygiene practices," Cr Sharkey said.
"I strongly encourage all residents and visitors to continue their good work in following the directives from DHHS to social distance by keeping 1.5 metres away from others, frequently washing hands, getting tested and staying home until you receive a negative result."