Covid Victoria: Six new cases, investigation of mystery infection continues

·News Reporter
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Victoria has recorded seven new locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Thursday, one of which was reported to the media a day earlier.

That case is a mystery infection identified on Wednesday with health authorities scrambling to trace any potential spread of the virus in the community. 

The remaining six cases were in isolation for their infectious period, the Department of Health confirmed.

Thursday's official total is the lowest number of daily infections since July 14.

Premier Daniel Andrews has brought Victoria out of lockdown, but will the state be able to keep transmission at bay? Source: Getty
Premier Daniel Andrews has brought Victoria out of lockdown, but will the state be able to keep transmission at bay? Source: Getty

The case alarming health authorities spent three days in the community with Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton admitting the development was concerning. 

However authorities are stressing the threat posed by the case is minimal. 

The state's latest outbreak now sits at 205 cases after the virus spread from NSW earlier this month.

On Wednesday Victoria exited lockdown after spending 12 days shut down. However some restrictions still remain. 

Victorians will now be able to travel any distance and leave their homes for any reason, but masks will remain compulsory indoors and outdoors.

A ban on home gatherings remains, however people are able to gather outside in groups of 10.

Restaurants and cafes can reopen for seated service only, with a maximum cap of 100 per venue and density quotas of one person per 4sqm, while smaller venues are limited to 25 people.

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