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8th positive

8th positive


An eighth case of COVID-19 has been detected by the Portland District Health service.

Chief Executive, Chris Giles said there had been eight people who has tested positive for the virus in the shire in the past 12 days.

She said all were linked to the initial person who returned a positive result on July 15.

"They're all currently in self-isolation and contact tracing is under way for the last two cases," Ms Giles said.

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"We need to assume there is always a risk when you're out and about ... I would encourage people to physical distance and if you can't wear a face covering or a face mask," Ms Giles said.

People with even the mildest of symptoms should get tested she urged.

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