The busy past week of COVID-19 testing at the Ulladulla Respiratory Clinic came with a pleasant surprise for Dr Jessie Hoang.
Dr Hoang expected from the 300 plus tests they carried out in the past week that some would come back positive.
However, Dr Hoang is happy to report that all the test results came back negative.
The spike in testing last week came as a result of the recent local COVID-19 contact at several Ulladulla and district venues after a man from Sydney, who had Coronavirus, visited the area.
Dr Hoang, going on similar contacts in places like Batemans Bay, thought there would be some positive test results but was happy all the tests came back negative.
The clinic, last Monday, carried out 120 tests, on Tuesday 80 people had a test and on average 30 people a day came in for a test during the rest of the week.
"I would like to thank all the people who came in for a test. By coming in for a test you are helping keep the community safe," Dr Hoang said.
She urges people if they are displaying symptoms, to come in for a test.
Dr Hoang said the clinic would be open for as long as the community needed it to be.
The clinic is currently accepting walk-ins, but Dr Hoang suggested booking online at hotdoc.com.au, or calling 4455 5422 would make the testing process faster.
Testing was also carried out at the Milton Hospital during the week.