By Marcus Uhe
The Victorian Department of Health has permanently closed the Cranbourne Testing Hub Covid-19 testing centre on Thompsons Road.
The site was closed on Friday 17 June after opening in October 2021.
In just over eight months, staff at the site performed 128,409 PCR tests and supplied 262,831 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits, a Department of Health spokesperson said.
“The availability and convenience of rapid antigen tests means demand for PCR testing is gradually easing,” the spokesperson said.
“On behalf of the whole community, we want to thank every worker at the Thompsons Road testing site in Cranbourne for helping to keep us safe during the Delta and Omicron waves.”
Four testing locations remain open in Cranbourne, along with the Casey Respiratory Clinic in Narre Warren South, however that is open for symptomatic respiratory assessments only.
There are more than 42,000 active cases remaining in Victoria, as of Tuesday 21 June.
For more information on current testing locations head to coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19.
For eligible people with a disability, up to 20 rapid antigen tests remain available free at state-run testing sites and through Disability Liaison Officers.