Cases remain at 16

By Brendan Rees

Casey City has reported 16 confirmed active cases of the virus, making it the fifth highest area in the state in terms of infections.

However, the latest health data revealed cases had dropped by one over the weekend in Casey.

It comes as the rising coronavirus infections saw an unprecedented testing blitz across 10 suburban hotspots including Casey, with Hallam singled out as a seat of community transmission.

Victoria notched up its thirteenth consecutive day of double-digit growth – with cases rising by 75 to 2099 in the 24 hours to 29 June. Of them, 1789 people have recovered from the virus.

Within Victoria, 14 new cases are linked to outbreaks, 37 new cases have been identified through routine testing, 23 cases are under investigation and one case was detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

In nearby council areas, Greater Dandenong had five active cases of the virus while Cardinia had one.

Currently nine people are in hospital, including one patient in intensive care.

There are now 245 confirmed cases believed to be related to community transmission in the state. 

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