Swan Hill has zero active cases of coronavirus

SWAN Hill has zero confirmed active cases of the coronavirus.

The Department of Health and Human Services has on Thursday started publicly reporting active cases by local government area to further enhance transparency.

Swan Hill's total number of COVID-19 cases has sat at three for about a month, but the DHHS had not confirmed how many of those cases had recovered until today.

It comes as the number of cases in Victoria increased by 14 overnight.

The new confirmed cases include 13 new cases of COVID-19 at a Melbourne meat processing facility, taking the total number of cases in this cluster to 62. The department is working closely with the company, which agreed to close their facility for 14 days as a precaution to ensure all required steps are taken - including thorough contact tracing, identifying all close contacts, widespread testing and precautionary cleaning.

All staff have been tested or are in the process of being tested. All staff are being provided with further information about potential exposure to coronavirus in the workplace, symptoms and quarantine requirements.

There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 18 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria. Victoria's last recorded COVID-19 death was on April 28.

Of the total 1454 cases, there have been 1196 in metropolitan Melbourne and 219 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

More than 176,500 tests have been completed with many more samples still being processed as part of Victoria's testing blitz.

"Today's increase in cases illustrates once again that while we have been flattening the curve, our battle against COVID-19 is far from over," said Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

"A record number of Victorians will be tested for coronavirus during these two weeks as part of a major testing blitz across the state.

"The main aim of this increase in testing is to improve access and actively search for cases, allowing us to gain a better picture of this virus and make informed decisions for Victoria.

"We are asking Victorians to again play their part and get tested if they have symptoms, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community.

"People with common symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell – however mild – are encouraged to get tested."