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Detection of COVID-19 fragments in Mt Beauty wastewater

5 February 2021

The Victorian Department of Health (DHS) wastewater monitoring program has identified fragments of COVID-19 in Mount Beauty’s wastewater on the 1 February.

Anyone who lives in or has visited the Mt Beauty, Tawonga and Tawonga South area from 26 January to 1 February is urged to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have any symptoms, however mild. Symptoms include: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss or change in sense of smell or taste.

There are currently no known positive cases of COVID-19 identified in the Mount Beauty or Alpine Shire Communities. However the detection of fragments in the water means that our local community needs to be on alert and an increase in testing to minimize transmission is required.

Alpine Health is liaising with the DHS and regional Public Health Units and has established increased testing capacity at Mount Beauty, Bright and Myrtleford sites.

For more information about waste water testing go to https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/wastewater-testing-covid-19

Where to get tested

Saturday 6th February & Sunday 7th February

Site Location Contact Times
Mt Beauty
Pop Up Testing Clinic
Tennis Court Ave, Mt Beauty
 Drive through
 No appt required
9.00am - 4.00pm
Bright Hospital 32 Cobden St, Bright
 Drive through
 No appt required
9.00am - 12.00noon
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Myrtleford Hospital 30 O’Donnell Ave, Myrtleford 03 5751 9300   8.00am - 4.00pm

COVID-19 Hotline (03) 5754 3440

A COVID-19 Hotline will be open from 9.00am to 4.00pm to manage community enquiries about testing in Mt Beauty.

Media Enquiries
  • Nadine Peppler | Marketing Officer | nadine.peppler@alpinehealth.org.au | 0488 444 367
  • Nick Shaw | CEO | info@alpinehealth.org.au | 03 5751 9300
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