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Hundreds urged to get tested in Melbourne after 'strong and unexpected' COVID-19 wastewater fragments

Health authorities ask 246 people in Melbourne's western and north-western suburbs to get COVID-19 tests "as a precaution".

North-western suburbs, April 20–27, 2021

Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale

Benalla April 10-15 and 20-26, 2021 (repeat detections) 


Western suburbs April 20-27, 2021

Altona, Altona North, Brooklyn, Newport, South Kingsville, Williamstown, Williamstown North

Northern suburbs April 20-27, 2021

Briar Hill, Bundoora, Diamond Creek, Greensborough, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Mill Park, Montmorency, Plenty, South Morang, St Helena, Viewbank, Watsonia, Watsonia North, Yallambie, Yarrambat

Outer eastern suburbs April 20-26, 2021

Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Kalorama, Lilydale, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Olinda, Yarra Glen, Yering

Active detections reported recently:

Western suburbs catchment April 18-26, 2021

Persons visiting or residing in Albanvale, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Delahey, Hillside (Melton), Keilor Downs, Kings Park, Plumpton, Ravenhall, Sydenham, Taylors Hill or Taylors Lakes.

North-western suburbs catchment April 18-26, 2021

Persons visiting or residing in Avondale Heights, Calder Park, Hillside (Melton), Kealba, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor East, Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Sydenham or Taylors Lakes.

Eastern suburbs catchment April 20-24, 2021

Persons visiting or residing in Balwyn, Balwyn North, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading or Templestowe Lower.

Outer northern suburbs catchment April 17-22, 2021

Persons visiting or residing in Epping, South Morang or Wollert.

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