Victoria investigating possible case of COVID-19

Victoria has recorded another day of no new COVID-19 infections, marking 21 days since the state last recorded a case.

There are just two active cases in Victoria.

However, health officials are investigating a possible case that could break the state’s COVID-free run.


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The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Friday morning that the person’s initial COVID-19 test was a “weak positive”.

It admitted the case may be a “false positive or historic infection” but precautionary health actions have been put in place as investigations continue.

An expert panel will be examining the results.

 

It comes as the Victorian border was shut to South Australians overnight to prevent an outbreak in Adelaide’s north spreading into the state.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the hard border closure would be in place for 48 hours until a permit system came into operation at 11.59pm on Saturday.

The cluster in Adelaide remains at 22 cases. However, South Australian authorities will provide an update on numbers later on Friday morning.

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