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Postcode data on coronavirus cases reveals Victoria's COVID-19 hotspots

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a van parked on the side of a building: The suburb of Epping has recorded more than 140 active cases. (ABC News: Sean Warren) © Provided by ABC News The suburb of Epping has recorded more than 140 active cases. (ABC News: Sean Warren)

The Victorian Government has released data highlighting the postcodes worst hit in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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There are 13 postcodes with more than 90 active cases, and four postcodes have more than 200 each.

Postcode data indicates the registered address the patient gave to authorities and may not necessarily be where they are currently residing.

The area with the highest number of active coronavirus cases is postcode 3029, which includes Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit and Truganina in Melbourne's western suburbs. It has 346 active cases.

Truganina is home to Al-Taqwa College, the school which had been linked to 184 cases as of Friday.

The second hardest-hit was 3064 in Melbourne's north, including Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Donnybrook, Kalkallo and Mickleham, with 286 active cases.

Postcode 3021, including the suburbs of St Albans, Albanvale, Kealba and Kings Park, has 221 active cases.

In Werribee and Point Cook, postcode 3030, there are 217 infections.

Postcode 3023, which includes Deer Park, Caroline Springs, Burnside Ravenhall and Cairnlea, currently has 177 cases.

Epping, postcode 3076, had the next highest number of cases, with 146. The suburb is where the Epping Gardens aged care centre is located.

Sunshine, Sunshine West, Sunshine North and Albion, in postcode 3020, has 144 active infections.

The postcode 3037, which includes Sydenham, Calder Park, Hillside, Taylors Hill and Delahey, has 119 cases.

Flemington, postcode 3031, has the 10th highest number of active cases, with 118, with several cases linked to a social housing estate there.

Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South and Bangholme, in postcode 3175, has 112 active cases.

Mambourin and Mount Cottrell in postcode 3024, which adjoins the suburbs of Werribee and Hoppers Crossing, has 94 active cases.

Fawkner, in postcode 3060, has 91 active infections. The St Basil's aged care facility is in this suburb.

Postcode 3081 — which includes Heidelberg West and Bellfield — and postcode 3337 — comprising Melton, Melton West, Kurunjang and Toolern Vale — each have 79 active cases.

The south-west town of Colac, postcode 3250, had the highest number of cases in a Victorian regional area, with 69 active infections. Most cases are linked to the Australian Lamb Company meatworks.

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