Virus surpasses 400 active cases in Wyndham

COVID-19 testing. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 210340_01

By Alesha Capone

Wyndham has become the first municipality in the state to have more than 400 active cases of the coronavirus diagnosed in residents, since the second wave of the pandemic began.

Figures released by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) this afternoon show that Wyndham residents have been diagnosed with 412 active cases of the virus today (compared to 370 active cases yesterday).

Wyndham also has the highest number of active COVID-19 cases out of Victoria’s municipalities.

Brimbank, which includes the suburbs of Sunshine, St Albans and Keilor, has the second-highest amount of active cases, with 358.

Victoria has recorded 484 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 6739.

The overall total has increased by 450, after 34 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 97 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 387 are under investigation.

Two new deaths have been reported since yesterday, both men aged in their nineties. To date, 44 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

According to the DHHS, as of today, 37 cases of the virus have been linked to the Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee.

Twenty cases have been linked to Baptcare Wyndham Lodge in Werribee.