December 8, 2022

Coronavirus Australia live news: Victorian quarantine hotel workers to also be tested on days off after new positive COVID case

“But we have of course still have to see through the Grand Hyatt case. “I…

Coronavirus Australia live news: Victorian quarantine hotel workers to also be tested on days off after new positive COVID case

“But we have of course still have to see through the Grand Hyatt case.

“I can in addition to yesterday’s most recent update, just advise people that since last Wednesday evening, or really since last Thursday when the response to that outbreak commenced, we have now seen 61,359 tests as of midnight last night being undertaken there.

“And all of those have returned negative and we have now well over 1,000 people doing the right thing being as primarily close contacts being isolating for their 14 days from their most recent exposure at their home.

“That includes, as I indicated yesterday, the CQV Grand Hyatt workforce number fluctuates as more details comes to pass and further investigation of rosters availability when people worked and what they were doing.

“That figure has been revised at the primary close workplace contacts for the Grand Hyatt to 661 people.

“And in terms of the exposure sites, the 14 exposure sites that are listed in the southern and south-eastern suburbs, that figure has been revised up to 584 primarily close contacts.

“We’re still at 21 for the household and social primary close contacts.

“Add all that together — that’s 1,266 primary close contacts associated with the Grand Hyatt case.

“Those people continue to be isolating for their 14 days and all of the results that have come in now over 80 per cent of that figure, all the results have come in for that group continue to be negative.

“And, of course, that particular case, together with this case, gets that three-ring approach of support for the person with the infection, support through their primary and social contacts, and then, indeed, the secondary contacts.

“So we’ll continue to apply that approach in the now Holiday Inn case.”