Latrobe City records 26 new cases of COVID-19

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

Alyssa Fritzlaff

Latrobe City has recorded 26 new cases of COVID-19.

This is a slight drop in cases for Latrobe, which COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar said he was “pleased to see”.

Victoria recorded 1461 new cases, and regional Victoria recorded 252.

Seven deaths were recorded.

There are now 24, 831 active cases across the state, and 338 active in Latrobe.

A total of 802 people are in hospital, 152 are in intensive care and 92 are on a ventilator.

There were 56, 905 tests administered yesterday.

Victoria has reached 74.7  per cent double dose for those over 16, and 91.4 per cent single dose.

Today’s press conference outlined the government’s work with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and other organisations to improve indigenous vaccination rates.

“To ensure the indigenous community is not left behind,” said Minister Martin Foley.

Close to eighty per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 12 years have had their first vaccine, while 58 per cent of  eligible people have received their second dose.

Mr Weimar urged the half a million eligible Victorian’s that have not been vaccinated to come forward for their first dose.

“They are the ones who are far more likely to be caught up in our daily case numbers…  and disproportionately likely to to end up in hospital or in intensive care.”

Approximately two thirds of today’s cases are people under the age of 40.

While Victoria has today recorded slightly lower cases, Mr Weimar said there were also slightly lower testing numbers recorded.

 

Tier 1 sites in Latrobe City:

PhysiPole, Traralgon (Thursday, October 14, 5.30pm-6.30pm).

Wyncity, Morwell (Friday, October 15, 11am-9pm).

Cafe Alfa, Churchill (Sunday, October 17, 10.30am-11.25am).

Cafe Stellina, Traralgon (Sunday, October 17, 12pm-1pm).

Latrobe Leisure, Newborough (Wednesday, October 20, 8am-9.15am).

Glengarry Hotel (Friday, October 22, 5.30pm-8.15pm).

Dunbar Road Landscape Supplies, Traralgon (Monday, October 18, 6.45am-3.45pm, Tuesday, October 19, 6.45am-3pm and Wednesday, October 20, 6.45am-3.45pm).

The Department of Health states if you have visited a Tier 1 exposure site to get tested immediately and quarantine for seven days from exposure if you are fully vaccinated or 14 days if you are not fully vaccinated.

 

The testing sites in Latrobe City are as follows:
• Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium, drive through, Traralgon. 9.30am – 4pm weekdays. 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. 03 5174 0285
• Latrobe Regional Hospital, Dorevitch Pathology, drive through, Traralgon. 8.30am – 4.30pm, by appointment on 03 5165 0800.
• Latrobe Valley Respiratory Clinic, Morwell. Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. By appointment, for bookings go to: https://bit.ly/3Fbd8eH
• Moe Senior Citizens Centre, Latrobe Community Health Service, walk-in clinic. Sunday 24 October 10am – 12pm, and 9am – 11am Tuesday & Thursdays. No appointments required. Pre-fill your details using the Testing Registration form https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill