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Victoria Health has put out its official update:

If you have symptoms no matter how mild – get tested. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to stop this outbreak from getting any bigger.

Anyone who visited Chadstone shopping centre between 23 September and 1 October should get tested – even if they have the mildest of symptoms. Testing is available at Chadstone car park drive through – level 2 Chadstone car park, outside Coles and a walk-in clinic is open for staff only at central amenities on the ground level between MJ Bale and Marimekko. Both sites are open from 12-8pm today and tomorrow.

Anyone who visited Oddfellows Café in Kilmore between 30 September and 3 October are classified as potential close contacts and should come forward for testing, even if you don’t have any symptoms at all. Testing has been set up at the Kilmore and District hospital from 9am-7pm and Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall pop-up testing site from 10am-5pm today. There are currently around 230 people isolating in Kilmore following cases linked to the Oddfellows Café.

Victoria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,247.

The overall total has increased by 10 due to one case being reclassified.

Six of today’s new cases are linked to known outbreaks – three are linked to the Frankston family outbreak, one is linked to the Oddfellows Café, one is linked to the Box Hill hospital outbreak and one is linked to a complex case. The other five cases remain under investigation.

Of today’s 11 new cases, there are three in Frankston, two in Hobsons Bay and single cases in Boroondara, Brimbank, Melton, Port Phillip, Mildura and Mitchell.

The Mildura case is not a definite positive, however, it is being treated as a positive at this stage. Retesting is under way. All public health actions are being undertaken, including managing close contacts.

Investigations are continuing into an outbreak at Box Hill hospital, which includes two staff members and one patient. The contact tracing process is under way and all appropriate public health actions are being undertaken, including cleaning, testing and quarantining.

There have been no new deaths from Covid-19 reported since yesterday. To date, 809 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (24 September to 7 October)
for metropolitan Melbourne is 9.7 and regional Victoria is 0.4. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.

The total number of cases from an unknown source in the last 14 days (22 September to 5 October) is 14 for metropolitan Melbourne and zero for regional Victoria. The 14-day period for the source of acquisition data ends 48 hours earlier than the 14-day period used to calculate the new case average due to the time required to fully investigate a case and assign its mode of acquisition.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4,276 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of two since yesterday
  • 203 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 17 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including one in intensive care
  • 19,174 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,795,529 test results have been received, which is an increase of 15,298 since yesterday

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