Positive viral fragments in Gippsland wastewater

Positive COVID-19 viral fragments have been detected in wastewater in areas around Moe, Traralgon and Phillip Island, prompting more testing sites to open this weekend. File photo

Positive COVID-19 viral fragments have been detected in wastewater in areas around Moe, Traralgon and Phillip Island.

Gippsland Region Public Health Unit says all known primary close contacts in the areas of concern have been contacted and have been requested to undertake additional testing.

Anyone experiencing any flu-like symptoms, however minor, should get tested. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath.

Available testing sites this weekend:

* LCHS – Moe Senior Citizens Centre – walk-up, no appointments necessary.

9am-2pm tomorrow, Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26.

* Dorevitch Pathology at Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon – drive-through, appointments

required. 9am to 1pm tomorrow, Saturday, September 25.

* Cowes drive-through at Bass Coast Health, 9am to 3pm tomorrow, Saturday, September 25

and Sunday, September 26.

* Wonthaggi Hospital drive-through at Bass Coast Health, 9am to 5pm tomorrow, Saturday,

September 25 and Sunday, September 26.

* Warragul Respiratory Clinic open Saturday, September 25, from 9am to 3pm. Appointments required.

* Latrobe Valley Respiratory Clinic, Morwell. Appointments required. Four rooms available

9am to 2pm tomorrow, Saturday September 25.

Clinic opening times and booking details at gphn.org.au/covid-19