Stay up to date with the latest from the Victorian Department of Health with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update.
An up to date list of case locations and outbreaks can be accessed via the Victorian Department of Health website.
If you are concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Victorian Department of Health’s 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
For more information visit the Victorian Department of Health site on Coronavirus COVID-19.
If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, you should seek advice and get tested. Central Highlands Rural Health continues to test patients with symptoms related to the Coronavirus or as directed by the Department of Health. Testing is available at Daylesford Health and Kyneton Health.
Daylesford Health – 03 5321 6654 or
Kyneton Health – 03 5422 9900
Please call ahead to book in with a nurse and secure your appointment time.
Who should get tested?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
This novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
People with COVID-19 are most likely to have a fever, and may have respiratory symptoms like a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath.
Not all people with the disease will have a fever. Symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common such as a cold or flu.
Health authorities around the world believe the virus is spread through close contact with people carrying the virus.
There is evidence that people are infectious before they begin to show symptoms of the virus, however they are likely to be most infectious for the first few days of illness.