Premier: Horsham COVID-19 case never left Melbourne

A HORSHAM resident diagnosed with COVID-19 never left Melbourne while infectious, Premier Daniel Andrews said during his Sunday morning press briefing.

The Premier said that while the case was attributed to the person's Horsham address, they contracted COVID-19 in Melbourne, where they have been for the past four months. The case was listed as active on September 13.

The Premier said the case will have no impact on decisions regarding the next steps to take over the easing of restrictions in regional Victoria.

Horsham's active cases dropped to zero on September 12. Prior to that Horsham had two active cases.

Horsham's all-time case tally remains at 13.

The state of emergency will also be extended by another four weeks.

Overnight, Victoria recorded 41 new cases, with no new cases in regional Victoria. There are 1157 active cases in Victoria in total.

Regional Victoria has 52 active cases and the daily average is at 4.1 cases per day, down from 4.3 on September 12. None of those cases are in the Wimmera.

Seven deaths have occurred since Saturday, six of which are connected to aged care outbreaks. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Victoria is now 723.