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More cases and Tier 1 exposure sites for Ballarat

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Ballarat added 10 new Covid cases yesterday to take our active tally to 29 according to DHHS data.

All up 80 cases were recorded in regional Victoria including 7 in the Moorabool Shire, 2 in Golden Plains and 1 in Ararat.
 
It comes as Groundworks Café at Stockland Wendouree is listed as a Tier 1 exposure site as is Schnitz on Sturt Street.
 
A full list of exposure sites can be found here;

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/case-alerts-public-exposure-sites#exposure-site-map

Meantime, Ballarat Base looks to set to become a streaming hospital to serve an overflow of metropolitan Covid cases.


It'll join Geelong as well as Bendigo, which came online as a streaming hospital last Saturday.


Ballarat Health Services acute operations director Ben Kelly says they're yet to receive formal direction, but it looks inevitable.

"Geelong is a steaming hospital, Bendigo came online as a streaming hospital on Saturday."

"I think its inevitable that Ballarat will become a streaming hospital but we haven't received that formal advice as yet," Mr Kelly said.

 
 
 
 
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