Sixteen new cases in Latrobe City

Latrobe Valley recorded 41 new cases of COVID-19.

ALYSSA FRITZLAFF

LATROBE City will not be going into lockdown, amid fears of increased COVID numbers with 16 new cases in the Latrobe Valley.

Health Minister Martin Foley announced 1612 new COVID cases in Victoria and eight deaths.

All cases were locally acquired.

This brings Victoria to 19,012 active coronavirus cases.

Morwell Central Primary School has been added to the list of Tier 1 exposure sites in Latrobe City.

Wednesday 6 October, 9.00am – 3.45pm
Thursday 7 October, 9.00am – 3.34pm
The site will now be managed by the Department of Health.
Gippsland Region Public Health Unit said those who attended the school during the specified times should isolate and get tested.
Please isolate for 14 days regardless of your result.
Others within your household are not required to isolate or test unless they are experiencing symptoms or have been directed to do so by the Department of Health.

Eighteen new cases were announced in Baw Baw Shire, and 122 in Regional Victoria. This amounts to eight per cent of overall new cases.

A total of 677 people are currently being treated in hospital, 94 of these are on a ventilator.

On Sunday a total of 81,000 vaccines were delivered across the state.

Mr Foley announced from today Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available to people of 12 and over.

Traralgon Racecourse now is offering walk-up Moderna mRNA vaccinations permanently.

The launch of a new vaccination campaign, to be delivered across all platforms, was also announced.

86 per cent Victorians aged over 16 have received at least one dose of the vaccine.