Factory worker for one of Australia’s largest online retailers tests positive for coronavirus – the fourth person in Melbourne’s warehouse to be infected
- An employee in a Catch.com.au warehouse tested positive for coronavirus
- The employee works in the retailer’s Truganina factory in a hostpot in Melbourne
- Contact tracking is in progress to determine who the employee has been in contact with
- A total of four employees in the warehouse tested positive for COVID-19
An employee in a Catch.com.au warehouse tested positive for coronavirus.
The employee at the online budget store’s Truganina factory, in one of Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspots, had returned a positive test.
In total, four employees in the warehouse have now tested positive for COVID-19.
Victoria Health confirmed on Thursday that contact tracking is underway to determine how many had been in close contact with the employee.
The state registered 165 new cases on Thursday when the metropolis of Melbourne entered its first day of closure.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton confirmed that only 30 of Victoria’s new cases are linked to known outbreaks, 135 of which are still under investigation.
Six of the new cases are related to an outbreak at Al-Taqwa College in Truganina, which has become the largest cluster in the state with a total of 113 people.
The first case at school was identified on June 27, with over 2,000 students and hundreds of quarantined staff.
Eighteen cases are related to the nine closed public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne, with a total of 111 outbreaks.
All 3,000 residents have now been tested and more results are expected later on Thursday.
Earlier, an outbreak at the Cedar Meats slaughterhouse was known for the largest coronavirus outbreak in the state, with 111 people infected.
Meanwhile, two health professionals at Sunshine Hospital and two at Royal Melbourne Hospital have also tested positive, with contact tracking.
Another Northern Hospital employee in Epping has also contracted the virus, bringing the total to 11.
Seven new cases are staff members of aged care institutions in Melbourne.
It is the fourth day of new triple-digit cases, with the state’s total total now 3098. More than 900 cases are active.