There have been two new cases of COVID-19 identified overnight in the south-west region.
South West Healthcare said on Saturday one case was linked to the current Corangamite Shire outbreak, while the Barwon Public Health Unit is investigating one case in the Moyne Shire.
The service said there was a total of 12 confirmed active cases in the region across four shires.
The cases come as COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weimar warned there had been a "significant increase" in regional cases in recent days.
Of the state's 1,750 cases, more than 14 per cent were from regional Victoria.
Locally, there are zero active cases in Warrnambool, seven active cases in Moyne across three households and three active cases in the Corangamite Shire across two households.
The Glenelg cluster has two active cases across one household. One person has recovered from COVID-19.
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A second COVID-19-positive person has been identified while in the Glenelg Shire but will not be included in the region's tally as both people reside in Melbourne.
"The two individuals from Greater Melbourne came to Portland meeting appropriate permit requirements and attended the Portland District Health testing clinic. They subsequently returned a positive result. They have returned to Greater Melbourne and contact tracing to establish any exposure sites is underway," Portland District Health (PDH) said.
It said these cases were not linked to the Glenelg cluster of three active cases in one household, who had previously been identified. One person has recovered, reducing the cluster to two active cases (as mentioned above).
There have been no new south-west exposure sites listed overnight.
PDH acting chief executive officer Karena Prevett thanked the community for its support and encouraged anyone with even the mildest of symptoms such as fever, dry cough and tiredness to isolate and get tested as soon as possible.
"We all need to keep up all COVID-safe protocols such as hand hygiene and social distancing," she said.
PDH will share any information with the public as it becomes available through the Victorian Department of Health.
Exposure sites can be found at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/case-alerts-public...
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is urged to get tested in Camperdown at the Leura Oval drive-through testing clinic on Saturday from 1pm - 4pm and the Warrnambool COVID-19 testing clinic at Merri Street is open 8am - 4pm. A booking must be made. To make an appointment please call 5563 1666 option 5.
South West Healthcare said it would monitor its Camperdown clinic and update the community regarding testing days/availability in the coming days.
The PDH COVID-19 testing clinic was open Saturday morning and is closed on Sunday. To book or for more information call 5521 0387.
The Portland testing hours and location will be constantly reviewed and the latest information will be listed on PDH social media pages.
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