THE Public Health Unit Bendigo has confirmed the person who tested positive to COVID-19 in Echuca actually returned a false positive test.
The unit was notified on Thursday of a COVID-19 positive person in Echuca. That person was re-tested on Friday and they returned a negative result.
The unit said the false positive test was the result of a laboratory error.
Close contacts of the person also tested negative to COVID-19.
The Public Health Unit Bendigo has cleared the person and those connected so they can return to the community.
Echuca Regional Health operates a COVID-19 Screening Clinic at its hospital, seven days a week, from 9.30am to 6pm.
The Public Health Unit Bendigo encouraged anyone with even the mildest of symptoms or concerns to get tested.
Common symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or a sore throat, runny nose and loss of sense of smell or taste.
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