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COVID in Shepp sample


Brett Sutton said wastewater had tested positive for a second time following an initial positive test on August 11 last week.

He urged anyone with the "slightest of symptoms" in Shepparton, Kialla and Orrvale to get tested, along with anyone who had travelled to Shepparton since August 8.

“It's not definitive of there being a case there, but I want people to consider if they are symptomati­c to come forward for testing,” Mr Sutton said.

“If you live or work in these areas, you don't have to reside there, if you are moving into those areas, especially as an essential worker, please get tested.”

No active cases have been announced for the region.

Over the past month, COVID-19 fragments have been detected in wastewater at Bacchus Marsh, Benalla, Bendigo, Black Rock, Healesvill­e, Koorlong, Lakes Entrance, Somers and Wangaratta. None of the detections were followed by confirmed cases.

Last weekend, a Melbourne man drew the ire of the Euroa community when he breached quarantine to visit a family member at Euroa’s Granite Hill Nursing home. The aged care facility

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