Victorians have marked one other day with no recent COVID circumstances, however wastewater testing has raised fears of a doable resurgence.
Individuals who dwell in or have lately visited 11 suburbs in Melbourne’s west have been urged to get examined if they’ve any COVID-19 signs after virus fragments have been present in wastewater.
Victoria’s Chief Well being Officer Brett Sutton says “weak” viral fragments have been detected in a wastewater pattern from February 22.
Suburbs within the catchment space embrace Taylors Hill, Plumpton, Hillside, Sydenham, Delahey, Caroline Springs, Burnside Heights, Kings Park, Albanvale, Burnside and Deer Park.
“Anybody who has been in these suburbs and has any signs of COVID-19 from 20 to 22 February is urged to get examined,” a press release from Professor Sutton stated on Saturday.
He stated the virus fragments could also be from an individual within the early phases of coronavirus or somebody who is continuous to shed the virus.
The plea for testing comes as face masks and gathering restrictions have been eased on Saturday.
Victorians can now have as much as 30 folks inside their residence and outside gatherings can enhance to 100 folks.
Masks are solely required on public transport, in taxis and journey share automobiles and in delicate settings equivalent to aged care houses. Some bigger shoppings centres and markets additionally nonetheless require masks.
Victoria recorded no new circumstances on Saturday from greater than 10,000 exams. The state now has 15 lively circumstances, 11 that have been domestically acquired and 4 from abroad.
– with AAP