Update: Northern Grampians Shire mayor Murray Emerson said the news was disheartening.
"It is very disappointing to hear that there is another within the shire," Cr Emerson said.
"While we hope there will be no more cases, that is unexpected."
Cr Emerson said the council will keep a close eye on the matter.
The Northern Grampians Shire chief executive Liana Thompson said the latest case was regrettable.
"It is unfortunate to hear there may be a case in our region and I encourage everyone to continue to be careful, be safe, and be kind to one another," Ms Thompson said.
"It is important we don't let our guard down. We must keep up with increased hygiene and social distancing. We are not immune because we happen to live in the beautiful Northern Grampians Shire."
Earlier: THE Horsham and Northern Grampians municipalities have each recorded one new case of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
It is the second consecutive day of new cases for Horsham, and the first recorded case in the Northern Grampians since March 28.
Horsham recorded two cases on Wednesday. There are now three active cases in the council area, bringing the total to six since the pandemic began.
There are no new recorded cases in Ararat, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack or Hindmarsh, the latter of which has never recorded a case of coronavirus.
Notes from the Department of Health and Human Services:
- Residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified.
- This is not where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.
- Numbers are correct as of 11.59pm last night but are subject to change as cases are followed up and data is analysed.
- The last column shows the number of current active cases in an LGA. Active cases are defined as someone who has tested positive, is currently in isolation and being monitored by the Department and who has not yet recovered.
More to come.