The Melton Council area has recorded five new COVID19 cases overnight  – and 24 are active – while Moorabool’s figures remain static with none active.

The new tally represents the highest number of active cases in the City of Melton since the pandemic began.

All up, 96 Melton locals have been recorded as having the virus – the 11th highest of 79 Victorian LGAs.

After 288 new cases today (Friday), the State total stands at 3379. More than a third of all Victorian cases ever recorded are active right now.

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Posted by Djerriwarrh Health Services on Thursday, 9 July 2020

Meanwhile, Djerriwarrh Health says its service delivery will not change, despite having a campus in Bacchus Marsh (Moorabool Shire) and two across the metro border in Melton and Caroline Springs.

“We’re playing a significant role in the Victorian Government’s testing blitz, and thanks to our hardworking staff our COVID-19 drive through testing clinic has screened more than 14,300 members of the community,” DjHS Chief Executive Belinda Scott said.

“The drive-through clinic remains a safe way for the community to be tested from the comfort of their own cars.

“The service was designed for people who were mildly unwell, work in high-risk situations or who just wanted to get tested for peace of mind during the state-wide testing blitz.

“Our staff have met the challenge again as testing ramps up with the latest COVID-19 testing blitz.

“As always, we encourage anyone who is feeling unwell to visit our urgent care and see a doctor, where they will be tested for COVID-19 as appropriate.  

“We remain committed to providing the best quality care to the Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Caroline Springs communities, and I’m confident our incredible team can continue to provide this level of care.”

** Meanwhile, traffic delays shortened dramatically today at a Western Fwy lockdown checkpoint between Bacchus Marsh and Melton (pictured).

5.30pm Friday 10 July 2020

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## COVID19 symptoms include cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of smell.

If you need to be tested, Djerriwarrh Health Services has a drive-through clinic in Barries Rd Melton, open 10.30am-6pm weekdays and 9am-12pm weekends.

People can also book a test at Darley Medical Centre on 5367 5000.

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Main image: DjHS drive through clinic in Barries Rd, Melton

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