LATROBE City rated a mention in Premier Daniel Andrews’ daily update on Tuesday, September 8.

Which is hardly surprising with the area continuing to produce positive cases, including another one on Sunday bringing the number of ‘active’ cases in the municipality to 13 (55 in total).

That puts the Valley third behind Colac 25 and Geelong 16 on the list of regional coronavirus hotspots; well ahead of the likes of Bendigo 2 active, Ballarat 1 active and Shepparton 2 active cases.

While most of the active cases in Latrobe City are linked to known outbreaks, the Department Health and Human Services has listed two ‘High Risk Locations’ in the Valley as places where community transmission may have occurred.

They are Aldi Moe 17/08/2020 – 27/08/2020 and Mid-Valley Shopping Centre Morwell (Optus and Cutting Edge Keys) on August 26.

Locally Bass Coast still has no active cases 0 (11) and South Gippsland has one 1 (12). Other Gippsland municipalities are East Gippsland 2 (5), Baw Baw 0 (15) and Wellington 0 (16) – a total of 17 active cases in the region, dominated by Latrobe City’s 13.

On Tuesday, September 8 Victoria has recorded 55 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,615.

The overall total has increased by 41, due to 14 cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 31 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 24 are under investigation.

There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. Two men aged in their 60s, two men aged in their 80s and three men and one woman aged in their 90s. Five of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Six of the day’s eight deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 683 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

Today’s daily average case number for metropolitan Melbourne is 78.6 and regional Victoria is 4.9. The daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.

In Victoria at the current time:

* 4344 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of 25 since yesterday

* 1696 cases are currently active in Victoria

* 238 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 22 in intensive care

* 17,175 people have recovered from the virus

* A total of 2,412,092 test results have been received which is an increase of 8,704 since yesterday

Of the 1696 current active cases in Victoria:

* 1580 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions

* 82 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions

* 31 are either unknown or subject to further investigation

* 2 are interstate residents

* 1 is an overseas resident

* Greater Geelong has 16 active cases, Greater Bendigo has two active cases and Ballarat has one active case.

Of the total cases:

* 18,251 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1178 are from regional Victoria

* Total cases include 9357 men and 10,239 women

* Total number of healthcare workers: 3340, active cases: 260

* There are 863 active cases relating to aged care facilities

Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:

* 232 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee

* 215 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping

* 206 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner

* 162 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer

* 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth

* 127 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir

* 124 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North

* 120 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote

* 119 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury

* 117 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg.

In Victoria there are currently 22 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

* Total resident cases: 10; Total Staff cases: 12

* Active cases in NDIS homes: 22 (10 residents)

* Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0

* Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:

* 18 active cases are currently linked to Frankston Hospital

* 12 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer

* 15 active cases are currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac

* 13 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station

The Department is investigating cases linked to Crocmedia in Southbank, eStore Logistics in Derrimut and at Opal Hobsons Bay aged care facility in Altona North.

As public health work is undertaken throughout the day, outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks. Organisation based outbreak totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business.