Wyndham’s COVID-19 cases increase by 15

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By Alesha Capone

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting that the number of active coronavirus cases in Wyndham residents has increased by 15 overnight.

That brings the total of active virus cases in the area’s residents to 120 cases, compared to 105 cases yesterday.

The only municipality in Victoria to have a higher coronavirus count than Wyndham is Hume, where 150 residents have been diagnosed with the virus.

According to the DHHS, Victoria has recorded 134 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases in the state now at 2942.

Eleven of the new cases have been linked to known outbreaks and 123 are under investigation. No cases have been detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

As of today, seven new cases of the virus have been linked to the outbreak at Al-Taqwa College in Truganina.

The total number of COVID-19 cases linked to the school has reached 102.

A resident has also tested positive at the Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee.

From midnight tonight, stage three “Stay at Home” restrictions will come into force for six weeks across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

“These restrictions have become necessary because of the sharp increase in cases,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said.

“If you live in these areas, there’ll be only four reasons to leave your home: shopping for food and essential items; care and caregiving; daily exercise; and work and study, if you can’t do it from home.

“This Stay at Home direction will apply to your principal place of residence – which means you need to stay home and not use a holiday home.

“Restaurants and cafes will return to takeaway and delivery services only, and beauty and personal services will need to close. Entertainment and cultural venues will need to close. Community sport will also stop.”