Victoria records no new cases of coronavirus for three weeks in a row 

Victoria records no new cases of coronavirus for three weeks in a row

Victoria has gone three weeks without a new coronavirus infection and there is only one active case left in the state.

The state reached 22 days without a fresh infection on Saturday but health authorities remain concerned after traces of the virus were unexpectedly found at a Melbourne waste water facility. 

One coronavirus patient was cleared in past 24 hours, meaning the state is down to one active case.

A weak-positive case, an elderly woman, that was under review, has been ruled negative.

Victoria has gone three weeks without a new coronavirus infection. Pictured: A woman in a face mask is seen walking through Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne on November 14

Authorities meanwhile have issued a plea for residents and visitors to the suburb of Altona in Melbourne’s southwest, from last Monday to Wednesday to get tested if they have even mild symptoms.

Fragments of the virus have been detected in a wastewater sample collected from the Altona sewage catchment on Wednesday.

The health department said the result is unexpected because it has been about eight weeks since someone in the area had the virus.

Suburbs in the wastewater catchment include Altona, Altona Meadows, Laverton, Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes.

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