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Yarrawonga’s second COVID-19 case

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Yarrawonga Health (YH) can confirm, a second positive test result for Coronavirus (COVID 19) following a confirmed case to Yarrawonga Health earlier this week.

Again, this person had recently returned from overseas and was following mandatory isolation requirements as per government regulation when they developed symptoms of COVID-19.

YH confirmed the individual made contact by phone first, followed by presentation to the health service.

Infection control procedures were implemented immediately and the process ran smoothly with the patient well enough to return home following assessment until test results were received.

The person has remained at home, is recovering and will continue with self-isolation.

Yarrawonga Health confirms that COVID-19 cases are expected to rise as the virus emerges into the region and the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Yarrawonga Health reminds the community the best way to protect yourselves and your family, is to wash your hands regularly and cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing and maintaining a social distance of 1.5 metres.

If you’re returning from overseas you must observe the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days and of course, most importantly please stay at home.

CEO of Yarrawonga Health Elaine Mallows said “It is time for us to work together and focus not only on what confronts us today, but plan for tomorrow, taking steps to protect everyone in the community – and to stop the spread.

“I urge the community to please stay home, wash your hands regularly and remember social distancing saves lives.

“In the meantime, YH is working tirelessly on preparing our service for the forecast difficult months ahead.”

If you have any concerns call the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

The DHHS confirmed at 8.24am this morning there were three confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Moira Shire.

It is unknown at this stage where the third case was presented.

Confirmed by Murrumbidgee Local Health District that there are two new cases in Federation, bringing the total to four in that local government area.

Victoria now has a total of 574 cases of COVID-19 and three resulted deaths as confirmed by DHHS today.