Mornington Peninsula COVID-19 Update – 19 March 2020

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Mornington Peninsula Mayor calls for calm and encourages people to carry on with their lives. Cancellations galore across the region. COVID-19 testing available at Peninsula Health Frankston, but make sure you meet the criteria for testing.

 

Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update:

  • Twenty-nine new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 150.
  • The new cases include 17 men and 12 women, with people aged from their early twenties to their early seventies. The Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to investigate all new cases.
  • At the present time, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.
  • Currently seven people are recovering in hospital.
  • More than 17,180 Victorians have been tested to date.
  • Twenty-eight people have recovered.

 

Mornington Peninsula Mayor calls for calm

The Mayor of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Sam Hearn, has a message for the peninsula: “we need to act with strong sense of responsibility but not anxiety”.

Read the article here.

 

The last big days out …

The Tyabb Air Show, the Great Outdoor & 4×4 Expo at Mornington Racecourse, the Red Hill Show, and the Rosebud Kite Festival were probably the last big events on the Mornington Peninsula for the foreseeable future, with cancellations galore…

Read the article here.

 

COVID-19 testing available at Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health Frankston is one of 19 testing sites for COVID-19 around Victoria, but medical experts are urging people to only present for testing if they meet the criteria for COVID-19 infection.

Read the article here.

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