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Shepparton coronavirus case confirmed as false positive, Department of Health says – ABC News

Regional Victoria’s active cases drop back down to three as Victoria’s Department of Health confirms a person who tested positive for coronavirus in Shepparton,…

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Victoria’s Health Department has confirmed a person who tested positive for coronavirus in Shepparton does not have the virus.
Key points:

  • The case was not linked to any other confirmed cases
  • The person was retested with the result sent to a laboratory in Melbourne
  • Close contacts of the person have so far returned negative results, but some tests remain outstanding

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said earlier today the result, which came from a rapid test…

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