Southern Peninsula News 8 September 2020

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WASTEWATER being used on the Mornington Peninsula and pumped into the sea at the south-eastern outfall, near Gunnamatta is being checked and treated for the coronavirus. The Eastern Treatment Plant at Bangholme is one of the sampling sites established across Victoria as part of the ColoSSoS (Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance of SARSCoV-2) research project. The Department of Health and Human Services says New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Turkey and other countries also test wastewater as part of their coronavirus surveillance. There are 25 sampling sites across state including the sewage treatment plant in Craigie Road, Mount Martha. The DHHS says 20 of the 80 COVID-19 cases linked to Frankston Hospital are still active. On Sunday (6 September) the peninsula had recorded 184 cases since the outbreak began, with 18 still active. Frankston had 229 cases (ever), 21 active. Earlier in the week TLC Healthcare said all staff and residents at its residential aged care home Forest Lodge in Frankston North had tested negative for COVID-19. CEO Lou Pascuzzi said it was disappointing that the DHHS had announced the investigation before test results were known. “This has caused significant distress among staff, residents and resident family members. However, this is consistent with the questionable approach that the DHHS and certain sections of the media have adopted, and continue to practice, in the management and reporting of COVID-19 in residential aged care.”

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Mornington

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60

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Mount Martha

3934

27

2

Somerville

3912

16

1

Mount Eliza

3930

11

0

Rosebud, Boneo, Cape Schanck, Fingal Hastings, Tuerong

3939

10

1

3915

7

3

Flinders

3929

7

0

Arthurs Seat, Dromana, Safety Beach Sorrento

3936

7

0

3943

7

0

Portsea

3944

7

0

Capel Sound

3940

6

0

St Andrews Beach, Tootgarook, Rye Somers

3941

5

0

3927

4

0

Blairgowrie

3942

3

0

Baxter

3911

3

0

Bittern

3918

3

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Crib Point

3919

2

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Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Merricks Beach, Merricks North Moorooduc

3926

2

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3933

2

0

Tyabb

3913

2

1

Main Ridge

3928

1

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Shoreham, Point Leo, Merricks

3916

0

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HMAS Cerberus

3920

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Red Hill, Red Hill South

3937

0

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McCrae

3938

0

0

CASES by postcode on the Mornington Peninsula as of Saturday 5 September show the location as the residential address provided when the case was notified and may not be where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

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