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COVID-19 testing surge across the Wide Bay


There's been a surge in COVID-19 testing across the Wide Bay with more than 1,900 tests taken since January 8th. 
The increase in testing comes after fears of another outbreak hit Greater Brisbane after the highly-contagious UK strain was found. 
Since then only one other person has tested positive to that strain, the partner of the cleaner who was originally identified. 
A Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service spokesperson says 1949 tests were completed between January 8 and 11 at WBHHS fever clinics including 570 tests were conducted at Bundaberg, 429 tests at Maryborough and 950 tests at Hervey Bay.
Since the pandemic began, the health service has recorded 40,305 COVID tests up until 7am January 12. 
Local testing clinics
The Hervey Bay fever clinic is located at the council carpark adjacent to St Stephen’s Hospital corner of Nissen Street and Medical Place, Urraween, and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm each day.
The Maryborough fever clinic is located at Maryborough Hospital with its entrance off Yaralla Street and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm.
The Bundaberg clinic is located at the Recreation Precinct (AgroTrend Grounds), entry via Kendalls Road, Branyan, and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm.