A full public health response is underway after an individual in Victoria tested positive to COVID-19. The individual, a male in his 30s, recently returned to Australia from overseas and undertook Hotel Quarantine in South Australia. He arrived in Victoria and returned to his home in Wollert on 4 May and developed symptoms on 8 May. He got tested on 10th May, and returned a positive result the following day. Further testing has been urgently arranged to confirm the diagnosis. Until that time, the Department is treating this as a positive case and acting accordingly. The individual is being interviewed and exposure sites are being verified. They will be published when they are confirmed. The individual who was tested positive is isolating at home. His household primary close contacts are also isolating, being interviewed, and will be urgently tested. The Department is working with interstate counterparts to determine the likely source of this infection. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately.
The Victorian Government maintains a list of premises that have had confirmed COVID-19 cases visit during their infectious period. This does not mean that there is an ongoing risk associated with the premises and you can safely visit these site in line with current restrictions. The locations listed are where there is a higher risk you may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) but it is not a complete list. The information is based on advice provided to the department by people who are confirmed cases.
Tier 1 sites (immediately isolate, get tested and quarantine for 14 days):
Tier 2 sites (isolate, get tested and stay isolated until you test negative):
At this time there are no changes proposed to the Victorian Health Services Guidance and Response risk rating and we remain at ‘COVID Ready’ (green). Please use the following link to access up-to-date information on current Victorian exposure sites: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites