THERE has been no change to the number of coronavirus cases in the Latrobe Valley.
Six positive cases have been reported in the municipality and feature among the 1302 COVID-19 cases in Victoria reported on Friday morning.
On Thursday, 2700 coronavirus tests were completed across the state, with just one positive result recorded.
Fourteen people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
That figure is an increase of one from Thursday.
The total number of cases is made up of 679 men and 623 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.
There are 136 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
Currently 32 people are in hospital, including 13 patients in intensive care.
A total of 1159 people have recovered.
More than 75,000 Victorians have been tested to date.
The state’s Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton, urged Victorians to stay vigilant and not erode the gains made in slowing the spread of the virus.
“Now is not the time for complacency. We still have a long way to go,” Professor Sutton said.
“While we are starting to see some improvement in the rate of transmission, that rate could climb quickly if we lose focus.
“We thank those Victorians who overwhelmingly are doing the right thing by staying at home, but we must keep at it to save lives.
“Everyone who’s unwell must isolate themselves and everyone who’s been told they’re in quarantine either as a returned traveller or close contact must do so.
“Physical distancing will save lives. Everyone needs to comply with restrictions in place to keep yourself, your loved ones and the whole community safe. Our message is clear: if you can stay home, you must stay home.”
Professor Sutton stressed there are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.
Police have strong powers to enforce these directions and can issue on the spot fines, including up to $1652 for individuals and up to $9913 for businesses.
Under the State of Emergency people who don’t comply could also be taken to court and receive a fine of up to $20,000.
Companies face fines of up to $100,000.
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