Update, Wednesday 9am:
East Grampians Health Service issued a statement, regarding the announcement of a positive case in the Ararat Rural City local government area.
"The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has confirmed that a person from the Ararat LGA has tested positive for coronavirus. The department is responding to cases as they are notified," the statement read.
"Unfortunately, DHHS cannot provide further details about individuals.
"As part of DHHSs contact tracing, any public exposure sites are contacted and provided with advice about the transmission risks and any cleaning that may be required.
"DHHS does not identify individual cases or their close contacts.
"DHHS also needs to ensure patient confidentiality and work to minimise stigmatisation and discrimination around COVID 19."
ARARAT Rural City has recorded its first COVID-19 case, as Horsham confirms its second.
The latest data from the Department of Health and Human Services shows these are two of 96 new cases across the state since Monday.
On Monday, the Mail-Times reported a second person had returned a positive test for COVID-19 at the Wimmera Health Care Group clinic in Horsham.
At the time a group spokesman said the clinic did not know where the person lived but that they had been sent home to self-isolate.
Horsham recorded its first case on Sunday.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Victoria is now at 917, with 173 in regional areas.
Four people have died in the state.
More than 500 men and more than 400 women are affected, including pre-school-aged children and those into their 80s.
There are 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
More than 45,000 tests have been taken to date.
The Department of Health and Human Services said people could call its COVID-19 hotline for public information on 1800 675 398.
Further information is also available at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
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