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New Traralgon cases

Exposure sites listed in Traralgon Covid cases

UPDATE - 5.30pm - Gippsland Region Public Health Unit

We have two new positive COVID-19 cases in Latrobe City. These are linked to the existing case, making it a total of 3 now.

There are no exposure sites currently associated with these new cases.

The Gippsland Region Public Health Unit is thanking the community for turning up to get tested today.

With the invaluable support of Latrobe City Council and health services from across the region, GRPHU teams conducted 130 COVID-19 tests at the Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium and 150 at the LRH Dorevitch Pathology drive-through site.

Both sites will be open again tomorrow (Sunday):
- Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium – drive-through from 9.30am – 5pm.
- Dorevitch Pathology at Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon – drive-through 9am – 1pm. Appointments required 5176 0132.


From the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit - 2.45pm Saturday

A new positive COVID-19 case has been identified in Latrobe City.

Tier 2 Exposure Sites Latrobe City

Officeworks, Traralgon
Wednesday 15 September, 7.00am - 8.30am

Kmart, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Wednesday 15 September, 2.40pm - 3.15pm
Thursday 16 September, 2.05pm - 2.20pm

Cooinda Hill Opportunity Shop, Traralgon
Thursday 16 September, 1.30pm - 2.00pm

Coles Supermarket, Traralgon Centre Plaza
Wednesday 15 September, 2.50pm - 3.20pm
Thursday 16 September, 2.20pm - 2.45pm

Wastewater detection

Positive COVID-19 viral fragments continue to be detected in wastewater in areas around Moe, Trafalgar, Newborough, Traralgon and Phillip Island.

All known Primary Close Contacts (PCCs) in the areas of concern have been contacted and have been requested to undertake additional testing.

Anyone in these areas experiencing any flu-like symptoms, however minor, should get tested. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath.

Testing sites below + South Gippsland & Baw Baw cases

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A pop up testing site will be held at the Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium – drive-through from 12pm – 5pm today.

Other testing sites include:

• LCHS - Moe Senior Citizens Centre - walk-up, no appointments necessary. Open until 2pm today and 10am – 2pm tomorrow, Sunday 26 September.

• Dorevitch Pathology at Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon – drive through, appointments required. Open until 1pm today and 9am – 1pm tomorrow, Sunday 26 September.

• Latrobe Valley Respiratory Clinic, Morwell. Appointments required. Open until 2pm today.

• Warragul Respiratory Clinic. Appointments required. Open until 3pm today. Respiratory Clinic opening times and booking details at www.gphn.org.au/covid-19/.

Further details about current local exposure sites are available on the GRPHU Facebook page.

Gippsland Region Public Health Unit information:

A reminder that some Tier 2 venues may not be published on the Department of Health website. This means these sites represent lower risk exposures, or they have sufficient record keeping and contact tracing measures in place, or are not attended by members of the public.

People who visited a Tier 2 Exposure Site only during the specified times are to get tested and stay home until they receive a negative result.

Tier 2 premises have either had confirmed cases visit during their infectious period or are sites where a confirmed case may have acquired their infection. This does not mean there is an ongoing risk associated with the premises. You can safely visit the site in line with current restrictions.

South Gippsland and Baw Baw

One new positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in South Gippsland.

There is still only one existing positive case in Baw Baw, identified yesterday.

These cases present no risk to the community and no exposure sites are associated with these cases.

Both cases will be managed via the COVID Positive Pathway Process that includes regular contact and health monitoring.

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