Numurkah Leader
Moira back up to 11 cases

AS reported on the front page of today’s edition of the Leader, Moira Shire’s confirmed number of COVID-19 cases has once again increased to 11, according to official Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) figures.

On Monday, Moira’s official total dropped from 11, where it had been sitting stable for over a fortnight, to 10, as one case previously attributed to Moira had been reallocated to NSW.

The Leader spoke to the DHHS a short time ago, and though they confirmed that Moira’s current total is 11 confirmed cases, they declined to say whether the 11th case represented a new diagnosis, or a case reallocated to Moira from another local government area’s figure.

A DHHS spokesperson told the Leader on Monday that data is continually analysed and clarified, so published numbers are always subject to change.

“These changes in numbers can be for many reasons, including duplications and wrong postcodes recorded,” the spokesperson said.

“It is worth noting that the data also reflects the residential address the person nominates, however it is not necessarily where they were infected or where the case currently resides.”

In an update posted to Facebook last night, Goulburn Valley Health CEO Matt Sharp said the number of people in the Greater Shepparton, Moira and Strathbogie regions that have tested positive for COVID-19 had not changed for over one week.