There is only a single active case of COVID-19 left in Victoria, as the state recorded its 22nd straight day of no new coronavirus cases or deaths on Sunday.
The most recent results come from 11,333 coronavirus tests after Victoria's testing levels remained above 17,000 for the majority of the week.
The single suspected case that was under review by health authorities yesterday, of an asymptomatic woman in her 80s, was determined to be negative following further testing.
Twenty-two consecutive days with no new cases and no deaths is the state's longest stretch of so-called ''doughnut days'' since the end of February.
The state's most recent case – its 20,345th – was confirmed back on October 30.
Late yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services urged residents of Altona and surrounding suburbs to get tested if they have even the mildest symptoms, after coronavirus fragments were detected in wastewater from the Altona sewage catchment in Melbourne's south-west.
The DHHS request also applies to people who visited the area between Monday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 18. Suburbs in the Altona catchment include Altona Meadows, Laverton, Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes.
A 48-hour hard border closure between Victoria and South Australia came into effect on Thursday night after traces of the virus were found in wastewater in Portland and Benalla.
The fragments were deemed significant because wastewater samples from both regional towns, which are located on major freight routes, were clear of the virus just last week.
Drive through testing
- Wyndham City Council Civic Centre's outdoor carpark, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee. Open Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm.
- ICP Health, Wootten Road Reserve, 25-51 Wootten Road, Tarneit. Open Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
Walk through testing
- Werribee South Foreshore Reserve, Beach Road (opposite Werribee Coast Guard near the corner of O'Connors Road). Open Saturday, November 21 to Sunday, November 22 9am to 4pm.
- Tarneit Community and Learning Centre, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit. Open Saturday, November 21 to Sunday, November 29. Hours are 9am to 4pm.
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