Tracking down Victoria's latest cases

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HOLIDAY INN OUTBREAK

* Melbourne's current outbreak stems from a cluster of cases in quarantine at the Holiday Inn hotel near Melbourne airport.

* Authorities have identified more than 1100 close contacts related to the outbreak, as well as hundreds more contacts at three Melbourne hospitals and two kinders.

* Almost 80 per cent of the cases have so far returned negative tests.

CASES ONE, TWO AND THREE

* The outbreak started when a family of three quarantining at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport tested positive. Authorities believe they were infected overseas.

CASE FOUR

* An authorised officer working in hotel quarantine tested positive on Sunday February 7.

* Of eight household contacts, one tested positive (Case 13) but has had no further exposure to others.

CASE FIVE

* Another resident on the third floor of the Holiday Inn who tested positive on February 8. They remain in isolation.

CASE SIX

* A food and beverage worker in hotel quarantine.

* Of 13 household contacts, one tested positive (Case 10) and remains in quarantine.

CASE SEVEN

* A food and beverage worker at the Holiday Inn who tested negative on her last shift on February 7, but was re-tested on February 9 and returned a positive result the next day.

* She and two others in her house isolated from February 9.

CASE EIGHT

* A traveller in hotel quarantine who tested positive on Wednesday February 10.

* They continue to isolate with three close contacts.

* Authorities says all branches of the investigations for cases one to eight have been closed off.

CASE NINE

* The partner of case seven, case nine had several close contacts at the Point Cook RAAF base, and at Coates Hire in Werribee.

* Contacts at these sites have tested negative.

CASE 12

* Case 12 worked at the Brunetti's cafe at Melbourne Airport's terminal four, and was a household contact of the hotel quarantine worker (Case 7).

* All 12 of her co-workers have tested negative, but there were 34 customers at the cafe, and authorities are waiting on one test result.

* Everyone who passed through terminal four on Tuesday February 9 has been told to isolate and get tested.

CASE 14

* Case 14 was infected after cases seven, nine and 12 went to a function in Coburg.

* The party was held at 426 Sydney Rd in Coburg on Saturday February 2.

* Of the 38 people who attended the function, seven people (including cases seven, nine and 12) tested positive.

CASE 15

* Case 15 is a three-year-old child who attended the function in Coburg.

* They went to Goodstart early learning in Glenroy, as well as Glenroy central kindergarten over three days early last week.

* Case 15 has 101 close contacts across the two kinders and authorities describe this as a priority case.

CASE 16

* Case 16 also became infected at the Coburg party. They caught a tram to and from the Queen Victoria market on February 11.

CASE 17

* Case 17 recorded a weak positive result after several tests, and worked at three mental health units at Broadmeadows Hospital, Northern hospital and at the Alfred hospital.

* They came into contact with 150 staff and patients across those centres.