The Royal Melbourne Hospital confirmed the analysis on Saturday, saying all the lady’s recognized contacts had been knowledgeable and have been receiving assist.
It isn’t but recognized whether or not the nurse went to work on the Parkville hospital whereas infectious.
“This isn’t one thing any of us have skilled earlier than,” Deputy Chief Well being Officer Annaliese van Diemen stated as we speak because the state recorded an 11th consecutive day of double-digit rises.
“We all know that instances and outbreaks will proceed to happen, and we actually are doing our greatest to maintain completely on high of them.”
Dr van Diemen stated 15 of the brand new instances below investigation have been the results of neighborhood transmission with “no clear supply”.
The state has 204 energetic instances, with 5 in hospital, together with one in intensive care.
Emergency textual content messages are being despatched to residents in Keilor Downs and Broadmeadows, the place there’s a giant proportion of contemporary instances, urging them to get examined.
They’re being instructed there are testing vans, door-knockers and expanded neighborhood engagement groups of their space.
Of the eight new instances linked to recognized outbreaks, all however one are current shut contacts of recognized instances at Wollert, North Melbourne, Albanvale Major College and Stamford Plaza.
Dr van Diemen stated assessments that return a really low optimistic or are undetermined are being re-analysed.
Victoria is searching for authorized recommendation on whether or not testing for returned travellers will be mandated following the revelation that 30 per cent are refusing to be examined.
Dr van Diemen sought to allay issues concerning the 30 per cent refusal price, saying that determine associated to total numbers since resort quarantine started and that latest refusal charges have been decrease.
She additionally stated there was no proof of neighborhood transmission being linked to individuals leaving resort quarantine and that it was not ultimate to compel travellers to remain longer.
The scenario differs to NSW the place returned worldwide travellers who refuse to have the take a look at on day 10 should keep an additional 10 days in quarantine.
NSW has a two per cent take a look at refusal price, authorities have confirmed.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stated on Saturday it was essential to check and hint, in any other case lives could be endangered.
Victorian Opposition Chief Michael O’Brien stated it made no sense that individuals may refuse the take a look at, and in that case, ought to pay for his or her keep.
Victoria has ramped up testing with a concentrate on 10 suburbs with excessive neighborhood transmission: Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham.
Greater than 758,000 complete assessments had been carried out to this point on Saturday, a rise of near 22,000 prior to now 24 hours.
The overall variety of recorded instances is now 1987, with 1762 recoveries, and the dying toll stays at 20.
A few of the 200 specialist medical and assist personnel from the Australian Defence Drive are understood to have arrived in Victoria to assist in the state’s efforts.