More COVID-19 data

THE state government has released a new dashboard to provide local communities with more coronavirus case data relevant to them.

Data related to active case numbers, deaths, outbreaks, cases in aged care settings and hospitalisations will be made publicly available online each day.

The site will also list ‘high risk locations’ identified by the public health team – places where there has been a known exposure period – and encourage Victorians who may have been there at that time to be on the watch for symptoms.

More data will be added to the site as it becomes available.

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said Victorians wanted to know more about coronavirus in their community.

“As we all continue to follow the rules, our team will continue to work around the clock to ensure local communities have the latest information and understanding,” she said.

According to the dashboard, Wellington Shire had two active cases of COVID-19 on Monday morning when the Gippsland Times went to print – one attributed to postcode 3862, and one attributed to 3851.

To find out more information about coronavirus in the community phone 1800 675 398 or visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.