Urgent alert for five Melbourne suburbs after COVID-19 discovered in sewage water

Urgent alert for five Melbourne suburbs after COVID-19 discovered in sewage water – despite the state recording no new coronavirus cases for 21 days in a row

Residents in five suburbs of Melbourne’s west have been urged to get tested for coronavrius as fears grow of a new spike in infections.

Although the Victorian capital has not had any positives tests for 21 days, sewage water testing revealed fragments of the virus springing up in the Altona area.

‘The result is unexpected given that it has been about eight weeks since the last known resident in the area had a coronavirus (COVID-19) illness or diagnosis,’ the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement released on Friday evening.

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