Seventeen new COVID-19 cases in Latrobe City

One new Tier 1 exposure site has been added in Latrobe City.

Staff writers

LATROBE City recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours up to midnight.

Twelve are in the 3840 postcode (Morwell district), four in the 3844 postcode (Traralgon district) and one in the 3842 postcode (Churchill district).

That has lifted the tally of active cases in the municipality to 148.

The current list of Tier 1 exposure sites in Latrobe City is as follows:

Morwell Central Primary School, Morwell
Wednesday 6 October, 9.00am – 3.45pm
Thursday 7 October, 9.00am – 3.34pm

Morwell Park Primary School, Morwell
Monday 4 October, 9.00am – 3.15pm

Testing opportunities in Latrobe City
• Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium, drive through, Traralgon. 9.30am – 4pm weekdays. 9.30am – 3.30pm Saturday 16 October. No appointments required. Pre-fill your details using the Testing Registration form https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill
• Clinical Labs, walk in clinic, Traralgon. 7.30am – 3.30pm weekdays. By appointment on 03 5174 0285
• Latrobe Regional Hospital, Dorevitch Pathology, drive through, Traralgon. 8.30am – 4pm Friday 15 October. By appointment on 03 5165 0800
• Latrobe Valley Respiratory Clinic, Morwell. Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 2pm. Walk-in clinic by appointment, for bookings go to: https://bit.ly/3Fbd8eH
• Moe Senior Citizen’s Centre, Latrobe Community Health Service, walk-in clinic. 9am – 11am Tuesday & Thursdays. 10am – 12pm Sunday 17 October. No appointments required. Pre-fill your details using the Testing Registration form https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill
• Moe – Melbourne Pathology (Asymptomatic testing only), walk through 8am – 5pm weekdays and 8.30am – 11.30am Saturdays. By appointment on 03 5127 2004.

It comes as 168 new cases were reported in regional Victoria.

Greater Geelong has 26 new cases, Greater Shepparton 22, Baw Baw 22, Greater Bendigo 17 and Mildura 16.

Victoria recorded 1993 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours up to midnight.