Second coronavirus case confirmed in the Valley

Staff writers

A second case of coronavirus has been recorded in the Latrobe Valley, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed today.

The first positive case was recorded on Thursday, March 19 after a man presented to the emergency department of LRH on March 13.

As of 1pm, the total number of cases is 466.

There have been 386 in metropolitan Melbourne and 47 in regional Victoria.

A number of cases remain under investigation.

Multiple cases have occurred in the regional local government areas of Greater Geelong (11), Ballarat (5), Baw Baw (2), Greater Shepparton (2), Surf Coast (2), Warrnambool (2), Latrobe (2), Macedon Ranges (2), Mitchell (4) and Mount Alexander (3). Bass Coast, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Hepburn, Mildura, Moira, Moyne, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, South Gippsland, Wellington and Yarriambiack have all recorded one case.

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.

More to come.