Warrnambool has recorded another new active case of coronavirus with the number of overall cases recorded in the city increasing to seven on Saturday.
South West Coast MP Roma Britnell said she had found out on the local grapevine that it appeared to be a new case for the city.
The Department of Health and Human Services released the updated figures today but no further details about the case were available.
The DHHS has been contacted for comment.
While the statistics released by the DHHS today indicate it was a new case for Warrnambool, when first contacted by The Standard South West Coast MP Roma Britnell said she was not sure if it was or not.
But later said she had since found out on the local grapevine that it appeared to be a new case.
She said, regardless, the community had to be alert and couldn't think the virus had gone away.
She said there would always be cases until there was a vaccine.
Ms Britnell said the misinformation this week had frustrated the community.
Since a Colac abattoir worker living in Warrnambool tested positive in July there has been a total of six cases overall recorded in Warrnambool but today that figure increased to seven when another new case was added.
The number of 'active' cases in Warrnambool has changed a number of times over the past week when on Thursday, the case of the Colac abattoir worker living in Warrnambool was added back onto the active cases tally but then removed again on Friday.
That prompted the worker to speak out this week about the confusing information from the state health department.
The man had re-tested positive to COVID-19 three weeks after he was diagnosed and then given the all-clear by the health department to return to work.
The number of active cases in the Colac Otway Shire is 55, down from 59 on Friday.
The number of active cases in Glenelg shire is seven the same number as Friday.
Moyne still has one active case and Corangamite has none.
There were 303 new cases recorded across Victoria on Saturday and of those 29 were linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 274 were under investigation.
There have been four new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday - two men and one woman aged in their 80s and one woman aged in her 90s.
Two of the four new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities.
To date, 293 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
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