South West Healthcare has just confirmed a seventh south-west person has tested positive to coronavirus.
This is the third positive test by the South West Healthcare Respiratory Assessment Clinic and brings the Warrnambool total to five.
This fifth person has recently returned from overseas and is recovering in self-seclusion.
Warrnambool-screened people testing positive to coronavirus may not live in Warrnambool. Of the seven cases, six have been confirmed living in the south-west by the Department of Health and Human Services; four in Warrnambool City, one in Moyne Shire and another in Glenelg Shire.
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Each case is unrelated and DHHS is following up any contacts these individuals may have had in the lead-up to their testing positive.
South West Healthcare will stay in contact with people who test positive to assist in monitoring their health.
Those believing they fit the strict criteria to be tested for coronavirus is encouraged to call South West Healthcare on 5563 1666 first and anyone feeling unwell should not enter any of the hospitals facilities.
For other up-to-date information and advice please head to the Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call its Hotline on 1800 675 398.
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