FOR the first time since the so-called "second wave" of coronavirus cases hit Victoria, the number of active cases in Horsham Rural City has dropped.
The Department of Health and Human Services' Tuesday report states there are six active cases in Horsham Rural City, down from seven the day before.
The Northern Grampians has two active cases.
One case remains in each of Ararat and the West Wimmera, and there are none in either of Yarriambiack and Hindmarsh Shires.
78 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac, the largest outbreak in regional Victoria. There was no mention of the total number of cases in regional Victoria in Tuesday's update.
439 Victorians tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Sadly, 11 have died. It takes the total death toll to 147. 5283 people have recovered from the virus.
All of those who died overnight were linked to the aged care sector.
There are now 12,335 active cases in the state. 456 of those are in hospital with 38 in intensive care.
Around 21,000 people were tested on Monday.
Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a range of new penalties for breaches of restrictions and changes to approach.
The new penalties announced come as those who are meant to be self-isolating, because of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not found staying at home.
Mr Andrews said every single positive multiple case would be doorknocked at random, multiple times.
He said all close-contacts would be visited on the same basis.
Those who breach isolation requirements will receive a $4957 fine. Repeat offenders, or people who knowingly go to work with COVID-19, can be taken to the Magistrates' Court.
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