Positive case in Ararat
East Grampians Health Service has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case through its screening program.
Health service chief executive Andrew Freeman said the person had not required care and was recovering at home.
“The welfare of our community, staff, patients, and clients is at the forefront of our response to COVID-19,” he said.
“The Department of Health and Human Services responds to every case of coronavirus after notifying EGHS, and there are strict procedures in place to protect the public wherever someone tests positive to coronavirus.
“All close contacts will be identified and notified that they need to self-quarantine and seek testing.”
Mr Freeman said all East Grampians Health Service staff members were under strict instruction to not attend work if they were showing symptoms of COVID-19.
“We respect the privacy of our staff and patients, and we will not provide details about individual cases unless it is necessary to do so in the interests of public health,” he said.