Yarrawonga Health says it's too early to say whether the town's COVID-19 outbreak is under control, but it's hoping to reopen some services after staff were re-deployed to support testing.
Chief executive Elaine Mallows said there had been eight new cases in Yarrawonga on Wednesday, all household contacts who had been in isolation, but the only way to catch the cases was through increased testing.
"We'd be hoping that if things stay as stable as they are currently, then we may be looking to reopen our community services in a week or two," she said.
We're still testing anywhere between 130 and 180 every dayElaine Mallows
"We're still testing anywhere between 130 and 180 every day so I think the community here in Yarrawonga have taken it very seriously and they've responded really well, but I guess as these things drag on it's important that complacency doesn't creep in and those testing numbers stay up.
IN OTHER NEWS:
"I think the outbreak that we've had involving the schools here in town has gone past the peak, but the only way we can really know for sure is if people are coming forward for testing."
There are currently 60 active cases of COVID-19 in Yarrawonga.
Meanwhile, Albury recorded no new cases and only one case each was recorded in Wodonga and Wangaratta.
Albury Wodonga Health is caring for 77 COVID-positive individuals from across the border region, including four in Albury Hospital's COVID ward.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: