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No active COVID-19 cases Moira Shire

By Morgan Dyer

Updated Friday 4.30pm

The active case of COVID-19 recorded in Moira Shire on Tuesday, August 4 has officially been reclassified.

The latest information provided by the Department of Health and Human Services say 52 cases have been reclassified in the past 24 hours largely due to duplication.

Yarrawonga Health also issued a statement to confirm the case was tested in Melbourne and was not residing or self-isolating in the Moira region.

There now no active cases of COVID-19 in the region with the total number of cases ever recorded reduced to 11.

Updated Thursday 8.40pm

NCN Health has confirm the recent positive COVID-19 case listed as a Moira Shire resident was not tested in the Moira Shire and this person lives outside of the region.

Updated Wednesday 3.00pm 

NCN Health has advised that the new active Moira Shire positive COVID-19 case confirmed by Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on Tuesday was not tested at any one of their facilities. 

The hospital has facilities in Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah. 

It comes as Yarrawonga Health (YH) also advised the new case did not present to Yarrawonga Health for testing and is not known to YH.

A NCN Health spokesperson said the positive test result for the Moira Shire was a timely reminder of the importance of getting tested for COVID-19, even if your symptoms are very mild.

"It is equally important that you self-isolate in your home or accommodation while you wait for your test results," said a spokesperson.  

Symptoms of COVID-19 include any one of the following; cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever or chills, loss of the sense of smell, loss of the sense of taste, fatigue or tiredness for no identified reason.

Anyone in the community can get tested for COVID-19 at Nathalia, Cobram or Numurkah hospital Monday to Friday.

Testing is by appointment at Nathalia and Cobram and drive in opportunities are offered without appointment at Numurkah between 1:30–3:30pm weekdays.

Earlier 

Moira Shire has recorded a new active case of COVID-19. 

The new case comes as Victoria recorded 439 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday. 

The new case is the only active case currently in the Moira Shire and brings the total number of cases ever recorded in the region to 12.

The Department of Health and Human Services does not reveal the locations of active cases within Local Government Areas.

The listed location does not indicate where an active case was infected and may not be where they currently reside.

Greater Shepparton and Campaspe Shire each have one active case of coronavirus. 

There have been 11 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since Monday in Victoria including a man in his 70s, one man and three females in their 80s, two males and three females in their 90s and one woman in her 100s.

All of the 11 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities and brings the total death toll in Victoria to 147. 

Of the total cases 11,319 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 728 are from regional Victoria.