Ballarat construction worker tests positive to COVID-19

A Ballarat resident has been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, the first case in the city for more than a year. According to health authorities, a construction worker who works in Melbourne returned a positive result to the virus on Monday. The Ballarat resident is one of three regional cases in Victoria confirmed today out of the 445 new statewide cases. Kate Matson from the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the case on Tuesday morning. There is no further information about the case, or if the person is vaccinated. READ MORE: The case comes just one day after the government launched a compliance blitz across Victoria’s construction industry. There are not currently any further exposure sites listed in Ballarat at the moment, but they are expected to appear in the near future. “I don’t have initial information on exposure sites from that construction worker on Ballarat, keep an eye on our website,” she said. “If you’re texted by the department you have attended an exposure site, please follow the instructions. “Chances are there would be, because he’s in the region, so he would be free to move about.” See where all the exposure sites are here. Meanwhile, Ms Matson said the COVID-positive disability worker who was infectious in Ballarat last week does not appear to have passed on the virus to anybody else. In Ballarat, there have been multiple detections of COVID-19 in the wastewater recent weeks, with a warning going out the city is “more probable than possible” to have an active case. There has not been a new COVID-19 cases in Ballarat since August 24, 2020. More to come. The Stawell Times-News has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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A Ballarat resident has been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, the first case in the city for more than a year.

According to health authorities, a construction worker who works in Melbourne returned a positive result to the virus on Monday.

The Ballarat resident is one of three regional cases in Victoria confirmed today out of the 445 new statewide cases.

Kate Matson from the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the case on Tuesday morning.

There is no further information about the case, or if the person is vaccinated.

The case comes just one day after the government launched a compliance blitz across Victoria’s construction industry.

There are not currently any further exposure sites listed in Ballarat at the moment, but they are expected to appear in the near future.

“I don’t have initial information on exposure sites from that construction worker on Ballarat, keep an eye on our website,” she said.

“If you’re texted by the department you have attended an exposure site, please follow the instructions.

“Chances are there would be, because he’s in the region, so he would be free to move about.”

See where all the exposure sites are here.

Meanwhile, Ms Matson said the COVID-positive disability worker who was infectious in Ballarat last week does not appear to have passed on the virus to anybody else.

In Ballarat, there have been multiple detections of COVID-19 in the wastewater recent weeks, with a warning going out the city is “more probable than possible” to have an active case.

There has not been a new COVID-19 cases in Ballarat since August 24, 2020.

The Stawell Times-News has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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