‘Unexpected’ wastewater COVID detection puts Melbourne suburbs on alert
Several Melbourne suburbs have been put on alert after “unexpected” detections of COVID were made in wastewater samples.
The unexpected detections were made in the local government areas of Whitehorse, Manningham and Monash, the Department of Health said on Friday night.
Those LGAs include the suburbs of:
Other unexpected detections were made in Bendigo and the Glenroy-Pascoe Vale area.
“While the unexpected detections may be due to someone who has had COVID-19, is no longer infectious and is continuing to ‘shed’ the virus or it may be due to an active but undiagnosed infectious case,” the department said.
“Anyone in affected suburbs are urged to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if any symptoms develop.”
Victoria recorded no new local cases of COVID on Friday as Melbourne moves out of lockdown.
It marked the first day without a local case since May 24, when a family tested positive for the virus and ended the state’s 86-day streak without community transmission.
That eventually led to the state’s fourth lockdown.
The latest outbreak spread through the local government area of …
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