New confirmed case of COVID-19 in Swan Hill


SWAN Hill District Health (SHDH) says the reported case today of COVID-19 was not tested at the Swan Hill fever clinic.

"The DHHS has advised SHDH that the listed residential location of the case allocated the result to Swan Hill regardless of where the test was conducted," SHDH CEO Peter Abraham told The Guardian.

"SHDH is unable to confirm if this person was infected in the Swan Hill region nor where this person currently resides."


THE Swan Hill local government area has recorded a new positive case of COVID-19.

It brings the area's total number of confirmed cases to four and the first new active case in months.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria is 1864, with 17 new cases reported yesterday.

“Don’t take this disease lightly. if you feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay home and get tested. If you have any fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste - stay home, don’t go in to work and don’t visit friends and family. Get tested and stay at home until you get the result," Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“It also remains critical to practice good hygiene in and outside the home – wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and try to avoid touching your face.

“Stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with and avoid crowds, especially indoors. If you can keep working from home – you must keep working from home.

“By practicing these common-sense behaviours we can help keep ourselves, our families and communities safe.”