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Positive case in Ararat

Positive case in Ararat

Positive case in Ararat

East Grampians Health Service has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case through its screening program.

Health service chief executive Andrew Freeman said the person had not required care and was recovering at home.

The welfare of our community, staff, patients, and clients is at the forefront of our response to COVID-19,” he said.

The Department of Health and Human Services responds to every case of coronavirus after notifying EGHS, and there are strict procedures in place to protect the public wherever someone tests positive to coronavirus.

“All close contacts will be identified and notified that they need to self-quarantine and seek testing.”

Mr Freeman said all East Grampians Health Service staff members were under strict instruction to not attend work if they were showing symptoms of COVID-19.

“We respect the privacy of our staff and patients, and we will not provide details about individual cases unless it is necessary to do so in the interests of public health,” he said.

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“It remains extremely important that anyone with even the mildest of symptoms be tested for COVID-19, and isolate at home until they can be tested, and until they receive a negative result. They must also stay at home until symptoms resolve, even if their result is negative.”
People can make test appointments in Ararat by phoning
5352 9532.

More information on restrictions is available on website www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

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