COVID-19 detected in Anglesea sewerage

September 30, 2020 BY

THE Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has informed Barwon Health of a COVID-19 positive sewerage sample from Anglesea.

Barwon Health began testing at the Anglesea Memorial Hall today from 11am-6pm for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

“While the preliminary result may not mean there are currently active cases of COVID-19 in the Anglesea community, the Department of Health and Human Services has increased testing in the area with local health services and taken further wastewater samples,” according to a DHHS statement.

“Residents of Anglesea and recent visitors who have even the mildest of symptoms are urged to get tested and isolate as they await their result.

“The test result may be a result of someone with coronavirus infection who hasn’t been detected through testing. It could also be because someone who has previously been infected is continuing to ‘shed’ the virus.”

The Surf Coast Shire presently has no known cases of COVID-19, having recorded a total of 16 since the pandemic started.

For more advice or to find out where to be tested, phone the 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398, find out more (including a testing sites map) at dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19 or phone your local GP.