The Australian Defence Force will be knocking on the doors of people who have tested positive to coronavirus in the south-west in an effort to reduce community transmission and ensure restrictions are being followed.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the scale-up of the door-knocking program between ADF and the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday.
"All positive cases are being door-knocked," he said.
"It's steadily building."
The Premier said more than 500 visits were conducted on Thursday around the state but a high number of positive cases were not at home. Those people could be liable for a fine of up to $1652.
"There were more than 130 unsuccessful visits; around one-in-four people could not be found at home," he said.
"There'll be a multitude of reasons for that but what I can confirm is more than 100 cases have been referred to Victoria Police.
"It is simply unacceptable for you to have this virus and not be at home."
There are currently about 3200 ADF personnel deployed around the country providing support to state and territory authorities on Operation COVID-19 Assist.
Around 300 ADF personnel providing support to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in contact tracing, data management, logistics and planning and more than 200 personnel supporting Victoria Police, at checkpoints, in logistics, planning, the Police Assistance Phone Line, and CBD community engagements.
Mr Andrews confirmed there had been 1,608,452 coronavirus tests across the state since the beginning of the pandemic.
Portland District Health conducted 449 tests over the past week and also assisted Heywood Rural Health to with a pop-up clinic which conducted 72 tests.
Between July 24-30, South West Healthcare screened 472 people for coronavirus, taking its total screenings to 7525.
Of the weekly total, 422 symptomatic patients were screened at the Warrnambool Respiratory Assessment Clinic, 24 symptomatic patients were screened at Warrnambool Base Hospital emergency department and one symptomatic patient wasdscreened at Camperdown Hospital's urgent care centre .
There were also 25 symptomatic inpatients screened in Warrnambool Base Hospital, Camperdown Hospital and Merindah Lodge while there were no DHHS-directed asymptomatic screenings conducted by South West Healthcare.
Warrnambool's Great South Coast Respiratory Clinic in Lava Street screened 187 people between July 27-30.
Western District Health Service tested 318 people for COVID-19 at its drive-thru clinic and emergency department between July 25-31.
Since early March, WDHS has tested 2914 people with eight of those testing positive.
The last positive case detected was on July 25 and this person was a resident of Horsham Rural City.
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