BALLARAT COVID UPDATE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 11
NEW CASES: 1 (down from 8 on Sunday)
ACTIVE CASES: 56 (same as Sunday)
UPDATE, 12.20PM: Ballarat has recorded just one new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, despite a considerable surge throughout regional Victoria.
The new confirmation is in the 3350 postcode, however there has not been any further details provided about the case.
It is Ballarat's lowest daily figure for more than a week.
It means there are now 56 active cases in Ballarat.
The new figures come as Alfredton Primary School closes for the day after confirmation a positive case attended the school last week.
In regional Victoria there were 122 new cases in total, eight per cent of the statewide tally.
Included in that were 36 in Mildura, 18 in Baw Baw, 16 in Latrobe and 15 in Shepparton.
There has been four cases in the Moorabool Shire (50 active) and one new case in the Hepburn Shire (three active).
Greater Bendigo recorded six new cases (22 active), while Greater Geelong recorded nine (199 active).
EARLIER, 10AM: Eight more people have died from COVID in Victoria, according to the latest health department data.
In total there were 1,612 new cases confirmed in the 24 hours until midnight on Sunday.
The current outbreak has now claimed 93 lives in Victoria.
There are now 19,012 active cases throughout the state.
Today's cases are down from yesterday's 1890 new cases and 1965 cases on Saturday.
The figures were released later than usual on Monday. Daily data is normally published about 8.30am each day but today they were not released until 9.40am.
More information about the new cases, including new Ballarat figures, is expected to be released later today.
Reported yesterday: 1,612 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas.— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) October 10, 2021
- 34,279 vaccines administered
- 73,138 test results received
- Sadly, 8 people with COVID-19 have died
More later: https://t.co/OCCFTAtS1P#COVID19Vic#COVID19VicDatapic.twitter.com/WSU1ie4JU6
In Ballarat, there were eight new cases confirmed on Sunday, however it is not been revealed if the cases were linked.
As of Sunday night, there were 56 active COVID cases in Ballarat.
By postcode, there were 34 active cases in 3350, 12 in 3356, five in 3352 and four in 3355.
There have also been two new Sturt Street hospitality venues confirmed as Tier One exposure sites.
Meanwhile, the state government's vaccine economy trial will begin at a number of regional sites as of Monday.
Avoca Hotel is one of 15 sites that will be able to operate with higher density limits for the fully vaccinated.
Other events will include a mid-week race meeting in Warrnambool on Thursday.
A gym, cinemas, a church and Bendigo Art Gallery are also part of the trial in Greater Bendigo.
However, there are not any Ballarat venues selected as part of the trial.
Patrons will be asked to show they are fully vaccinated by displaying a digital certificate via the Services Victoria app, Medicare app or smartphone wallet.
A printed version of the certificate or immunisation history statement can also be used as proof, or the patron will need to show evidence of a valid exemption.
The trials will test the vaccine certification technology and train staff and business owners on how to communicate vaccine requirements to patrons.
If successful, the system will be scaled up so double-vaccinated Victorians can attend the Melbourne Cup and live music within weeks.
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