Covid cases steady


By Jed Lanyon and Romy Stephens

The Department of Health and Human Services have reported 136 active coronavirus cases in the Yarra Ranges on Monday 10 August, with an increase of just four cases over the week.

One hundred and twenty five of Yarra Ranges active cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth.

Active cases in the Yarra Ranges reached a peak of 140 on Thursday 6 July, but the region experienced four days where the number of cases remained the same or dropped overnight.

It came as Victoria recorded 322 new Covid-19 on 10 August, over a 24-hour period – with the total number at almost 15,000.

Within Victoria, 32 of the new cases were linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 290 were under investigation.

There were also 19 new deaths from Covid-19 reported, with the total number of deaths sitting at 228.

Victoria Police issued 276 fines on 10 August – since the previous day – to people who breached Chief Health Officer directions.

Of those fines, 37 failed to wear a face covering when leaving the home for one of the four approved reasons, 25 were issued at vehicle checkpoints and 74 were for curfew breaches.

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