Two people are in self-isolation in Lavington after testing positive to COVID-19 and four others who were known to come into contact with those cases are also isolating.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District infectious diseases specialist Tim Gilbey said one of the cases had contracted the virus upon a visit to Melbourne and the other positive case was a member of the same household.
"We have one case who had clear exposure to one of the areas in Melbourne that we know has elevated numbers of cases," he said.
"The actual degree of contact within that area was minimal and transient actually; just a train ride, taxi ride, even whilst wearing a mask and maintaining precautions that way. It speaks of the need to remain vigilant."
Asked if those people who tested positive had travelled in the Albury-Wodonga and wider region after visiting Melbourne, Dr Gilbey said there "wasn't a great deal of exposure".
"There was some travel through the area over a 24-48 hour period only, and not a lot of particular contact," he said.
"At the moment we're following those cases in terms of contact tracing, and isolation has been instigated.
"There are approximately four people who are isolating as a result of that exposure and those cases.
"There hasn't been a great deal of exposure to the Lavington-Albury community at this stage."
IN OTHER NEWS:
The Border Mail is still trying to ascertain whether the active case listed for the Wodonga LGA by the Department of Health and Human Services is a person currently on the border.
It is unclear whether the person who tested positive listed Wodonga as their residential address and is currently self-isolating in Melbourne, or not.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District made the decision on Tuesday afternoon to send additional nurses and extend the hours of the pop up clinic in Albury after a higher-than-expected turn out of local residents.
The clinic will extend its hours of operation until 8pm tonight, and will operate from 8.00am until 8.00pm tomorrow, Wednesday July 8.
Additional clinics will be operational later this week if required.
MLHD urges anyone with even the mildest symptoms to come to the clinic for testing.
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District pop-up clinic is located at Mirambeena Community Centre, 19 Martha Mews.
People can either make an appointment via the Murrumbidgee COVID Hotline on 1800 831 099, or can drop in for testing.
Other Clinics where you can make an appointment are located at the following:
- Wodonga Respiratory Clinic: 224-226 Beechworth Road Wodonga VIC 3690. 02 6067 2437 Monday to Friday 9am - 4 pm. https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/wodonga-VIC-3690/central-medical-group-wodonga/doctors?purpose=respiratory
- Albury Wodonga Health - Wodonga Campus 69 Vermont Street Wodonga 02 6058 4444 Both by appointment only