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Three new active cases of COVID-19 in Greater Shepparton

Residents of Shepparton who feel unwell are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 after three positive cases linked to the Chadstone outbreak were confirmed on Tuesday.

The three active cases are currently self-isolating at home and Goulburn Valley Health is undertaking contact tracing.

GV Health chief executive Matt Sharp confirmed the cases are linked to the Chadstone outbreak.

"This is an evolving outbreak and further information will be provided as soon as it becomes possible," he said.

Victoria’s Commander of Testing and Community Engagement Jeroen Weimar said he expects more cases will be discovered as contact tracing continues.

"To everyone locally - even if you haven't been near these locations - if you feel unwell at all, please get tested as soon as possible and stay at home until you get your results,” Mr Weimar said.

“If you need additional support to stay home, there are financial payments available to assist those who need it.

"We're asking everyone in the local community - and any Victorian who has loved ones in Shepparton - to share this message."

The current list of high risk locations in Shepparton are:

  • Central Tyre Service, Welsford Street Shepparton from Wednesday, September 30 to Tuesday, October 13.
  • Bunnings Warehouse, Midland Highway Shepparton on Friday, October 2
  • McDonalds Shepparton North, 169-175 Numurkah Rd, Shepparton on Saturday, October 3
  • Mooroopna Golf Club Members Bar, Sunday, October 4 and Pro Shop and Members Bar Sunday, October 11
  • Shepparton Market Place Medical Centre, Midland Highway Shepparton on Thursday, October 8
  • Lemon Tree Café, Fryers Street Shepparton
  • Thai Orchid Restaurant, Nixon Street Shepparton on Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
  • Bombshell Hairdressing, Fryers Street Shepparton on Wednesday, October 7 from 9:30am to 10:30am.

From Wednesday Shepparton residents can be tested at GV Health's Acute Respiratory Clinic at Graham Street, Shepparton.

It is open seven days per week from 9:00am to 5:30pm.

Further testing sites will be established, with a pop up site to be established at the Shepparton Showgrounds from 12.30pm.

At this stage the Department of Health and Human Services is not aware of other cases in the Benalla, Campaspe, Moira and Strathbogie regions.

Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398.

The GV Health hotline can also be contacted on 1800 313 070 between 8am and 8pm. 

The exposure sites can be found at: dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks

EARLIER:

There are two new active cases of COVID-19 in the Greater Shepparton region, Goulburn Valley Health has confirmed.

These people are self-isolating at home and are being monitored.

GV Health is undertaking contact tracing now and into the evening, with further information to be provided as soon as it is available.

The following locations are considered to be high risk in Shepparton:

· Central Tyre Service, Welsford Street Shepparton on Friday, October 9 to Tuesday, October 13.

· Thai Orchard Restaurant, Nixon Street Shepparton on Wednesday, October 7 from 7pm to 8.30pm.

· Bombshell Hairdressing, Fryers Street Shepparton on Wednesday October 7 from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Anyone who is unwell with any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild (such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell) and who attended these locations on these dates and times should get tested immediately and stay at home until you receive the result.

Do not go about your normal day-to-day activities such as work or going out in the community.

Please do the right thing and do not place your family members, friends and the broader community at risk.

GV Health's Acute Respiratory Clinic at Graham Street, Shepparton is open seven days per week from 9am to 5.30pm.

The cases will be included in tomorrow's figures by the Department of Health and Human Services.

There are no people in the Benalla, Campaspe, Moira and Strathbogie regions that have tested positive for COVID-19 that are considered to be an active case.

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