Victoria records one new Covid case with source unknown

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Victoria has recorded one new local Covid-19 case as the state starts the weekend off with restrictions eased.

The health department also confirmed on Saturday three new cases acquired overseas in the past 24 hours to midnight.

"Investigations are underway into the acquisition source," a tweet said. 

Victorian health care workers wearing PPE at a Covid-19 testing centre.
Victoria announced one new locally-acquired Covid-19 case on Saturday. Source: AAP

"Full case, testing and vaccination numbers are being re-verified and will be available shortly."

There were 15,110 test results were received on Friday and 20,660 vaccine doses were administered.

Virus testing rates in some areas of Melbourne are lower than health authorities would like and Acting Premier James Merlino has implored Victorians to come forward for testing.

Currently there are 74 active Covid-19 cases in Victoria.

On Friday, Victoria confirmed no new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 on the first day of lockdown being lifted.

The 'donut day' was the first day the state recorded no new locally-acquired Covid-19 cases since the outbreak was first detected on May 24.

The latest outbreak spread through the local government area of Whittlesea, north of the city, and the seaside suburb of Port Melbourne, forcing Melbourne into a two-week "circuit breaker" lockdown, which ended on Friday.

Separately, a west Melbourne family were infected with the highly infectious Delta strain and that also became a cluster during lockdown.

New Covid exposure sites in Victoria

Several new exposure sites were added to the extensive list on Friday, including a Coles Express and several stores inside a shopping centre.

Victoria uses a tiering system to determine what people should do if they have been to an exposure site.

Anyone who visited a Tier One exposure site must immediately isolate, get a Covid-19 test and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.

For people who visited a Tier Two exposure site, people must get a Covid-19 test and isolate until they receive a negative result.

People who have visited a Tier Three exposure site must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if any present.

A man wearing a face mask walks across a road in Melbourne.
Several new exposure sites have been identified in Victoria. Source: AAP

New Tier One exposure sites in Victoria

  • Summerhill Shopping Village - Summerhill Medical Centre, Reservoir, on June 5 between 8:45am - 10:30am

The new Tier Two exposure sites in Victoria are:

  • Coles Express, 127 Gourlay Road, Taylors Hill VIC 3037, on May 31 between 4:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Taylors Hill Medical Clinic, Shop 1, Cnr Gourlay Rd & Hume Drive, Taylors Hill VIC 3037 on May 27 between 11:45am - 12:45pm

  • Taylors Hill Medical Clinic, Shop 1, Cnr Gourlay Rd & Hume Drive, Taylors Hill VIC 3037 on May 25 between 10:00am - 11:00am

  • United Chemists Taylors Hill, Shop 8, Corner Gourlay Road & Hume Drive, Taylors Hill VIC 3037 on May 27 between 3:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Potto Docklands, Shop T1/201 Spencer St, Docklands VIC 3008 on May 18 between 11:30am - 12:00pm

  • Rexel Aust1/161 Settlement Road, Thomastown VIC 3074 on May 21 between 6:30am - 4:00pm

  • Rexel Aust1/161 Settlement Road, Thomastown VIC 3074 on May 20 between 6:30am - 4:00pm

  • Rexel Aust1/161 Settlement Road, Thomastown VIC 3074 on May 19 between 6:30am - 4:00pm

  • Reform Health Osteopath14/3 Gourlay Road, Hillside VIC 3037 on May 26 between 2:55pm - 3:40pm

  • Souvlaki GR Thornbury, 665 High Street Thornbury VIC 3071 on June 7 between 8:14pm - 8:54pm

  • Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Chemist Warehouse, Shop 18, 15-25 Westwood Drive, Burnside VIC 3023 on May 21 between 9:30am - 9:40am

  • Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Thio Eyecare Shop, Shop 9, 15-25 Westwood Drive, Burnside VIC 3023 on May 21 between 9:40am - 10:15am

  • Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Angry Beans Cafe, 15-25 Westwood Drive, Burnside VIC 3023 on May 21 between 9:40am - 9:45am

  • The Sugar Gum Hotel, 2 Gourlay Road, Hillside VIC 3037 on May 21 between 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • The Leveson Restaurant and Bar, 46 Leveson StreetNorth Melbourne VIC 3051 on May 22 between 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Reform Health Osteopath, 14/3 Gourlay Road, Hillside VIC 3037 on May 24 between 10:00am - 10:40am

  • Coles Express 6727, 410 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038 on June 1 between 5:30am - 5:45am

  • Okami Restaurant, D2/420-444 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn VIC 3064 on May 23 between 5:00pm - 7:00pm

A full list of exposure sites can be found on the Victorian Government website.

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