Four COVID patients are receiving acute care at Albury Hospital and work is being done to create a COVID-dedicated ward.
Albury Wodonga Health public health executive director Lucie Shanahan said infection risk was being minimised.
"In terms of the people who are currently admitted into Albury Hospital, we have really strong protocols in place," she said.
"We do have early notification of when someone is coming into hospital ... as a result of those really strong processes, we're very confident that we can move people quickly through the hospital to the designated areas in which we're caring for people.
"So whilst there may be people who are COVID-positive in the hospital, we're very confident that we're able to minimise risk.
"This is a really good time, though, to remind people that at this time, we know COVID is in our community.
"Come forward and get vaccinated.
"Yesterday, we delivered about 500 vaccines in our vaccination hub ... we can easily do 700 vaccines a day, and we've got walk-in appointments available for people with Moderna, and for people with their second dose."
AWH's COVID positive clinic, headed by infectious diseases physicians, is providing advice, support and health care if required to a further 111 cases across the Border and North East.
Ms Shanahan said many were NSW cases, with Murrumbidgee Local Health District handling contact tracing but diverting care of cases to AWH, as the major health service in the region.
"Out of 111, with 51 being Victorian-based cases, we're almost half and half with the cases sitting across our Border region," she said.
"There are a number of cases that remain under investigation and particularly with the cases we've become aware of in the last 24 hours.
"The Albury-Wodonga contact tracing team are more than able to cope with the current demand."
An additional eight cases were confirmed across North East Victoria; five for Wangaratta and three for Wodonga.
It brings active cases to 24 in Wodonga (many linked to social settings in Albury), 18 in Wangaratta, two in Alpine, six in Towong and one in Indigo.
The Indigo case is linked to the Zed Bar exposure site, is isolating at home and has "taken all the right steps" with there being no exposure sites.
"That brings us to a total of 51 active cases being cared for across the five LGAs that we support being Wodonga, Towong, Indigo, Alpine and Wangaratta," Ms Shanahan said.
"We know we're getting lots of questions at the moment from people about exposure sites, and why we're not recording exposure sites.
"I have indicated previously that we have had a change in reporting tier two sites; the government no longer reports tier two sites.
"But again, I do encourage the community to be vigilant, and if they become aware of information from a business ... to trust that information.
"In saying that, here at the public health unit, we're not aware of any significant exposure sites across across our communities, which is really good news.
"We still do have predominantly transmission between household contacts or with even small close social groups, so a lot of people have been isolating at home because they either live with someone who was previously returned a positive result, or know they've been in contact with someone so they've been doing the right thing.
"We are having some families where there are multiple COVID positive cases within the one family."
Albury Wodonga Health has been able to redeploy 15 staff for COVID testing and expects to see support from through the Department of Health, with an additional and third clinic being finalised.
"We do have a number of staff who have been redeployed into other areas to support our COVID-related functions," Ms Shanahan said.
"We are seeking to open an additional ward and increase our bed availability for COVID positive or suspected COVID patients within Albury Wodonga Health.
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Ms Shanahan was not aware of any further positive COVID tests in staff, additional to a worker on the paediatric ward who tested positive.
"Staff at Albury Wodonga Health have been in the highest level of personal protective equipment or PPE for a number of days now, and we are taking that precautionary measure because we do know that there is COVID in our community," she said.
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