Wimmera records zero COVID-19 cases

The Wimmera is now entirely free of COVID-19 after state DHHS figures were released Saturday afternoon.

Horsham has been the only Wimmera town to have any active cases since August 20. Prior to that one case was recorded in the West Wimmera Shire and the Yarriambiack Shire.

Horsham's all-time case tally remains at 13.

The news came just hours after the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said regional Victoria was on track for further easing of restrictions, a day before the region moved to step two of reopening.

During his Saturday morning press briefing the Premier said that regional Victoria may be able to "potentially take not just one but two of those steps, and be essentially open".

Victoria has recorded 37 new cases of coronavirus since Friday September 11.

Of the 1251 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 1180 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions;
  • 58 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions. There have been no new cases in regional Victoria in the past 24 hours.

There have been six new deaths from COVID-19 reported since Friday September 11.

Two women in their 80s, one man in his 80s, two women in their 90s and one man in his 90s. Five of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 61.6 and regional Victoria is 4.3. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.