Latrobe City records 23 new COVID-19 cases

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

Alyssa Fritzlaff

Latrobe City has recorded 23 cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours up to midnight on Tuesday.

Eight are in the 3844 postcode (Traralgon district), 7 are in the 3825 postcode (Moe/Newborough district), 5 are in the 3840 postcode (Morwell district), 3 in the 3842 postcode (Churchill district).

That has lifted the total active cases in the municipality to 380.

Regional Victoria has recorded 226 new cases.

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

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).

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

Kiah Schoen Beauty, Traralgon (Wednesday, October 20, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Thursday, October 21, 9:30am – 8:00pm and Friday, October 22, 9:30am – 7:00pm).

Lovism Hair, Traralgon (Wednesday, October 20, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Thursday, October 21, 9:30am – 8:00pm and Friday, October 22, 9:30am – 7:00pm).

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

There were 1534 new cases recorded across Victoria, a number that COVID response commander Jeroen Weimar said is “encouraging”.

There were 13 deaths recorded.

This brings the total active cases across the state to 24, 164.

There are 748 people in hospital, 138 in intensive care, and 87 are on a ventilator.

Of those in intensive care, 95 per cent were unvaccinated.

Victoria has reached 76.5 double dose for those over 16 years.

A total of 83, 210 tests were processed on Tuesday.

Mr Weimar said he is pleased with Coles and Woolworths’ announcement that from November 1 2021 they will be selling rapid antigen tests.

“Its great to use on a regular basis,” he said.

However, he reminded Victorians that if your rapid antigen test turns positive you must get a PCR test.

Mr Weimar also welcomed announcements about the approval of Pfizer booster shots six months after second doses for people aged 18 and over.

He also warned that the just “under half a million” people not vaccinated are “in real danger of being left behind”.

“Although we expect case numbers to maybe ease off a bit over the coming days. We are expecting them to rise, and they will rise amongst the unvaccinated.”