All clear for aged care

Estia Health Yarra Valley. 212703 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

Estia Health Yarra Valley has now successfully tested all residents and staff for Covid-19, with no further positive cases returned.

On 3 August the Yarra Junction-based aged care received advice that one of its employees had tested positive to Covid-19.

According to Estia Health, the employee had not worked at the home since testing positive and was self-isolating.

In a statement, Estia Health said “all residents and other employees have returned negative Covid-19 tests to date.”

“We thank the residents and families of all our homes in Victoria for their ongoing support and understanding at this challenging time,” the statement said.

“We also wish to acknowledge and thank all our employees in Victoria for their dedication and commitment to caring for our residents as we all work through this together.”

As of 10 August, the Yarra Ranges had 136 active Covid-19 cases with 125 cases linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth.