Ballarat remains without an active case of coronavirus, with Melbourne just hours away from entering a six-week lockdown.
Despite the massive second wave gripping Melbourne, Ballarat and much of regional of Victoria continues to remain relatively unscathed.
Ballarat's total virus count remains at 11 but importantly has not increased since mid-May.
The latest figures, released on Wednesday afternoon by the state government, also show the areas around Ballarat remain without a known active case.
Moorabool Shire, the region closest to the lockdown including the townships of Bacchus Marsh and Ballan, also remains without an active case.
Golden Plains and Pyrenees are also unaffected.
There are two active cases in Geelong, one in Bendigo and one in the Surf Coast Shire.
One of the fastest growing areas the moment appears to be the Wyndam Shire, which includes Werribee.
There has been 101 new cases in Wyndham in the last six days.
There are many suburbs to the west of Melbourne that are of particular concern.
At a press conference this morning, Premier Daniel Andrews said there was a focus on keeping the virus out of the regions.
He also the government was "looking at options to accelerate opening-up in regional Victoria", but did not go into specifics.
Meanwhile, the number of fines for Victorians breaching coronavirus restrictions is likely to increase as police shut their window for discretion during the state's second lockdown.
Hundreds of Victoria Police officers and Australian Defence Force personnel will be deployed across metropolitan Melbourne to ensure compliance with travel restrictions for the next six weeks.
Chief Commissioner Shane Patton warned that police are way past using discretion, pointing to fines as the only way to get through to people who refuse to listen.
Those thinking of flouting the rules will likely get infringements of up to $1652.
"Others are doing stupid, selfish, reckless actions," he said.
"Sunday night, we had an Airbnb party in Southbank where 15 people thought it was OK to get together and party."
Mr Patton told reporters he expected the number of fines to increase, a prediction shared by Police Minister Lisa Neville who encouraged Victorians to dob in those infringing the law.
Police will redirect some regional officers to metropolitan areas and give more operational responsibilities to behind-the-scenes members of the force during the lockdown.
Victorians will also see the military join police at road checkpoints, with 265 ADF members to assist for the next six weeks.
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