Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Mildura

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THE Mildura local government area has a confirmed case of COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Saturday afternoon.

The total number of cases in Victoria was 229, with 12 of those in regional Victoria.

Saturday's update included 51 new cases across the state.

The Department of Health and Human Services follows up and monitors all close contacts of confirmed cases and provides them with information and support.

All close contacts must self-isolate for 14-days and all people arriving from any international destination must also self-isolate.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said we will continue to see more cases of COVID-19 in Victoria.

“We will continue to provide up-to-date information to the community. We are all focused on doing whatever is necessary to minimise the spread of infection to keep Victorians safe,” Professor Sutton said.

“For the virus to spread, extended close personal contact is most likely required. Close personal contact is at least 15 minutes face-to-face or more than two hours in the same room.

“We urge the public to take steps now to minimise the risk of COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in protecting yourself and your family. Hands should be washed regularly with soap and water. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you are ill, stay at home.”

As of Saturday there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. 

A comprehensive guide, including what to do if you feel unwell, is available on the Victorian Department of Health and Human services website and is regularly updated.

You should refer to this for the latest information on coronavirus in Victoria.

Victoria has a dedicated hotline for information, which can be reached by calling 1800 675 398.

The Australian Government's Coronavirus Health Information Line is 1800 020 080.