No new local Victorian COVID-19 cases, three in hotel quarantine

There have been no new domestically acquired coronavirus instances in Victoria as 1000’s of individuals waited hours to get examined after a hotel quarantine employee examined constructive.

Greater than 14,600 Victorians had been swabbed at testing stations throughout the state on Thursday, the well being division stated, with the ready instances at some websites stretching longer than three hours.

The well being division confirmed three new instances had been recorded on Thursday morning, all in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

There are 24 energetic instances in Victoria – 23 in hotel quarantine and one domestically acquired case.

The push to get examined got here after a 26-year-old man from Noble Park, who was working for the Australian Open quarantine program, returned a constructive COVID-19 take a look at end result on Wednesday.

The employee was stationed on the Grand Hyatt Hotel and final labored on January 29.

People queue to get tested for COVID-19 at a Monash Health clinic on Cleeland Street, Dandenong.
Digicam IconIndividuals queue to get examined for COVID-19 at a Monash Well being clinic on Cleeland Road, Dandenong. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire / Andrew Henshaw

The well being division stated on Thursday evening 15 of the person’s 17 social and family contacts had examined damaging.

The ultimate two outcomes are anticipated on Friday.

The well being division has revealed 14 potential public exposure sites with anybody who has visited the “tier 1” websites in the course of the instances listed required to right away isolate, get examined and stay remoted for 14 days from the time they had been on the web site.

The COVID-19 testing site at the Wantirna Trash and Treasure site in Melbourne.
Digicam IconThe COVID-19 testing web site on the Wantirna Trash and Treasure web site in Melbourne. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire / Penny Stephens

Well being authorities have additionally opened 4 extra testing websites in the Melbourne CBD, Monash Clayton, Dandenong South and Noble Park North, whereas one other 15 stations throughout the southeast suburbs have prolonged their working hours.

The full variety of confirmed instances in Victoria because the starting of the pandemic is now 20,452.