A HOSPITAL worker is among three more cases of COVID-19 linked to a Hamilton country music event, bringing the total number of active cases in the Southern Grampians region to 29.
The additional cases include a Western District Health Service staff member who worked with community clients last Friday, November 19.
All clients affected have been notified and will be tested, the hospital said.
Two of the three infected people who were hospitalised in recent days have now returned home.
Encouragingly, nine residents who came into contact with a positive case at the Birches aged care facility have tested negative on their day six test.
To date, all positive cases who attended the country music event were double vaccinated.
A total of 393 people were tested at the Hamilton Showgrounds on Wednesday, assisted by teams from Geelong and Warrnambool. The Department of Health LabVan also fast-tracked the results of 130 priority tests.
Anyone who has visited a COVID-19 public exposure site will receive notification directly through the QR code check-in system.
If you have symptoms, however mild, please get tested. The WDHS Drive-thru at the Showgrounds is open today, Thursday November 25, between 8.30am and 3pm.
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The Caledonian Hotel in Hamilton has been listed as a Tier 1 exposure site for people who were at the venue on Thursday, November 18 from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Other high risk venues include:
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