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 – about 26km north of Melbourne’s CBD – on May 4 and developed symptoms on May 8. He got tested yesterday (Monday, May 10) and returned a positive result this morning.
Further testing has been urgently arranged to confirm the diagnosis. Until that time, the Department of Health and Human Services 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.
To see where to get tested, visit the state government’s COVID-19 website.