A fourth COVID-19 testing site has opened in Strathfieldsaye.
The new drive through clinic is facilitated by MyDoc Healthcare, in collaboration with Clinical Labs Australia.
Dr Alfy Ordukaya said he was motivated to offer COVID-19 testing at 1 Apsley Street, Strathfieldsaye, to help ease the burden on Bendigo Hospital's testing sites.
"There is no appointment necessary and we just started our COVID-19 testing on Tuesday," Dr Ordukaya said.
The drive through clinic is open on Monday to Friday from 9am until 4pm.
Dr Ordukaya said the testing service is not in receipt of any additional federal or state government funding at this time.
Greater Bendigo has recorded one less active case of the virus in the past 24 hours, with 53 in the local government area.
But the total number of cases recorded in Greater Bendigo since the pandemic started rose by one, to 73.
A COVID-19 cluster linked to Hazeldene's Chickens has grown to 21 cases, one more than on Tuesday.
A Bendigo Health spokesperson said about 3500 COVID-19 tests have been undertaken at its two testing sites in the past week.
Bendigo Health operates two COVID-19 testing clinics - a drive through clinic at Mercy Street and a walk-in clinic at Stewart Street.
The Bendigo Respiratory Clinic, funded by the Federal Government, operates as an appointment-only service at 126 Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully.
The new COVID-19 test site in Strathfieldsaye comes as Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters last week called for a new testing site in Eaglehawk.
"The whole purpose of these clinics is to ensure people are being tested safely and quickly and to help prevent the spread of this virus," Ms Chesters said.
For more information about the new drive through clinic, located at 1 Apsley Street, Strathfieldsaye, phone 5439 5745.