A further 19 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded across the Wimmera in the past 24 hours, with Hindmarsh Shire seeing the largest spike in numbers.
Hindmarsh Shire recorded 13 new cases, bringing its total active cases to 36. Northern Grampians recorded three new cases and Horsham recorded one.
This comes as Victoria notched up another 1,362 COVID-19 cases overnight.
Grampians Public Health Unit infectious disease physician Dr Aaron Bloch said health authorities had identified three key areas in Nhill contributing to the outbreak.
A bigger outbreak has occurred at Nhill College, with eight active cases amongst students and two amongst staff, with these cases spread across grades one to six.
At the Respect Aged Care - Avonlea site there was one case, when a worker tested positive, but there have been no further infections on site.
The health authorities have also been working to assess the cases linked to the Luv-A-Duck Processing Plant.
Northern Grampians Shire: 27 active cases (+3)
Buloke Shire: 5 active cases (+0)
Hindmarsh Shire: 36 active cases (+13)
Horsham Rural City: 5 active cases (+1)
Ararat Rural City: 1 active case (+0)
Yarriambiack Shire: 0 active cases
West Wimmera Shire: 3 active cases (+2)
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