Bendigo Health’s Coroanvirus Testing Site in McLaren Street Sees High Test Demand | Bendigo Advertiser


Bendigo Health reminds people to only queue for PCR tests if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive rapid antigen test. McLaren Street testing clinic continues to experience high demand for COVID-19 testing. The strong demand comes as Victoria recorded more than 14,000 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday morning, including 28 new cases for Greater Bendigo. A spokesperson for Bendigo Health said rapid antigen testing is the best test for people without symptoms who are in close contact. Read more: Increase in the number of heavy trucks expected on the roads during the harvest season “RATs are the appropriate test for people without symptoms who have been in contact with a person positive for COVID or for people who wish to undergo a precautionary test. As in other parts of Victoria, people tested for COVID-19 in Bendigo must wait up to five days for test results. Read more: Eaglehawk Elderly Care Facility Remains Locked After COVID-19 Case “Please be patient if you wait for a test, bring water and a hat and know if you don’t not meet the criteria for a PCR test, you will not be tested, “the spokesperson said. On Tuesday morning, the Victorian government announced that four private sector pathology clinics would suspend their services in an attempt to erase a history COVID-19 test results. Testing commander Jeroen Weimer said the four companies – 4Cyte, Australian Clinical Labs, Melbourne Pathology and Dorevitch – will close 54 sites later this week. Of these, 41 are 4Cyte “They’re disappointed to have to do this, but they’re doing something pragmatic to protect their own systems and to make sure that labs can get back on top of their workload,” Weimar said. You can consult the Current clinic wait times here: – with AAP Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:


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