Coronavirus case prompts closure of Strathmore Primary School as Victoria’s COVID-19 total grows by nine

Coronavirus case prompts closure of Strathmore Primary School as Victoria’s COVID-19 total grows by nine
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Strathmore Primary School has been closed for contact tracing and cleaning.(Google Street View)
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A primary school in Melbourne’s north has been closed after one of its students tested positive for coronavirus.

The year five student at Strathmore Primary School is one of nine new cases recorded in Victoria today.

Two of the new cases have been linked to a previously diagnosed patient at Monash Health, and one new case is linked to an extended family cluster in Coburg.

Three of today’s confirmed cases are still under investigation, and two were returned travellers who are in hotel quarantine.

Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said the year five student was infectious for at least one day while attending the school.

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said parents at Strathmore Primary School were notified late last night that a student had tested positive.

“The school is closed today and will be subject to a deep cleaning, and obviously the contact tracing will commence immediately to identify the staff and students who might be impacted by this particular case,” she said.

A Victorian Education Department spokeswoman said the primary school would be closed for at least 24 hours.

“We wish the student a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming them back to school once they’ve recovered,” she said.

Two coronavirus clusters grow

The total number of coronavirus cases in Victoria is now 1,741.

The new case linked to the Coburg family outbreak involves a household in the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir, and brings the total number in that cluster to 12.

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