Latest COVID data while government orders more RATs


Sarah Oliver

The department of health has released the latest COVID data for Melton and Moorabool.

Melton has recorded 489 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 4039.

Moorabool recorded 81 new cases today and a total of 332 active cases.

Meanwhile, the state government has ordered an additional 166 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs).

It comes as more than 4.5 million extra tests landed in Victoria already this week, in addition to the 3 million tests which arrived on Sunday January 16.

Since the RAT reporting system opened on Friday 7 January, 179,207 Victorians have reported a positive result either via the coronavirus website or by phone.