Active corona count dips slightly

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By Alesha Capone

The number of active COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Wyndham residents has fallen overnight, for the first time in weeks.

Wyndham has today recorded 532 active cases of the virus, compared to 535 active cases yesterday.

This is second-highest number of active cases in the state, behind the Brimbank municipality, which has more than 600 active cases.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 54 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee.

Fifty-one cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge in Werribee.

Two cases have also been identified at Mecwacare John Atchison Centre in Hoppers Crossing.

Fourteen cases have been linked to the Linfox Warehouse in Truganina.

Victoria has recorded 295 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with 4839 COVID-19 cases currently active in Victoria

The overall total has increased by 255 due to 40 cases being reclassified, largely due to duplication.

Thirty-four of the new cases are linked to known outbreaks or complex cases and 261 are under investigation.

There have been nine new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They were one man in his 60s, one man in his 70s, three men and two women in their 80s and two women in their 90s. Seven of the nine deaths are linked to aged care facilities.

To date, 92 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

At present, 307 Victorians are in hospital with the coronavirus, including 41 people in intensive care.

Overall, 4123 people across the state have recovered from the virus.