Woolworths worker in Melbourne tests positive for coronavirus as shoppers are warned to look out for symptoms
- Staff member at Sunshine Marketplace Woolworths in Melbourne has COVID-19
- The staff member worked a shift on Sunday July 5 from 10am to 3pm
- However, the store did not have a deep clean until a week later on July 13
Woolworths shoppers in Melbourne’s west are being urged to look out for coronavirus symptoms after a worker tested positive to the virus.
Store manager of the Sunshine Marketplace supermarket, Glenn Rayner, said the staff member worked Sunday July 5 from 10am to 3pm.
However, the store did not have a deep-clean until a week later on July 13.
‘As a food retailer, we already have high standards of cleaning and hygiene in place, and the store had a detailed deep clean overnight on Monday July 13,’ a store notice read.
Woolworths shoppers in Melbourne ‘s west are being urged to look out for coronavirus symptoms after a worker tested positive to the virus (stock image of Woolworths)
Victoria has recorded 270 new cases of coronavirus , the state’s second-worst figure since the pandemic began. Pictured: Workers carry out testing in Melbourne
‘The wellbeing of our customers, team and communities is our highest priority, and in line with public health advice, we are taking all necessary steps to ensure ongoing safety in our stores.’
Anyone who has been in the store around the time of the person working and feels unwell has been urged to contact the Department of Health immediately.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Woolworths for comment.
The news comes as Victoria recorded another 270 coronavirus cases on Tuesday.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Tuesday said 28 of the new cases were connected to known and contained outbreaks, while the sources of the remaining 242 infections were unknown.
There were more than 1,800 active coronavirus cases in the state, with 81 people in hospital and 26 in intensive care.
Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured on Tuesday) said 28 cases are connected to known and contained outbreaks, while 242 infections are under investigation
Melbourne went into lockdown on July 9 after Victoria has seen an outbreak in cases (pictured, a man wearing a face mask in Melbourne on Monday)
‘With such large numbers it’s a real challenge to get to the bottom of exactly where those people have been, who they’ve spent time with,’ Mr Andrews said.
A total of 85 people are in hospital with 26 fighting for their lives and 21 on ventilators.
Health officials carried out 21,995 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday.
The 270 new cases is the state’s third-worst figure since the pandemic began, recording 288 new cases on July 10 and 273 cases on July 12.
Around 1,000 new ADF troops have been drafted in to help with testing and enforcing a border between Melbourne and the rest of the state.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton warned that around 200 people will be rushed to hospital with the virus in the next two weeks.
‘There’s often 10 per cent to 20 per cent of all coronavirus infections who require hospitalisation, so that’s a couple of hundred individuals at least,’ he said.
Victoria is currently dealing with a second wave of coronavirus cases by locking down certain areas in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire