Coronavirus Australia: Victoria records four new local cases of Covid-19

Victoria records four new Covid cases as investigations continue into where an unvaccinated testing clinic worker caught the virus

  •  Victoria has recorded four new local cases of coronavirus on Sunday

Victoria has recorded four new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 on Sunday as investigations continue into where an unvaccinated testing clinic worker could have been exposed to the virus. 

All four of the new cases were linked to the current outbreaks and have been in quarantine throughout their entire infectious period. 

The new cases come as investigations continue into a mystery cases of coronavirus was linked to the current outbreaks through genomic sequencing this week. 

The man, who works as a traffic controller at the Moonee Valley drive-through testing site in Melbourne’s north, tested positive on Wednesday. 

The young man also visited his partner at a Newport apartment building while infectious, with residents tested and in isolation. 

He worked two days as infectious with all his close contacts so far testing negative. 

It’s believed he had not been vaccinated despite being eligible as a frontline worker. 

All other staff at the at the Moonee Valley testing site have returned initial negative tests, according to Health Minister Martin Foley. 

All employees will remain in a 14 day quarantine.  

More than 25,000 Covid tests were carried out on Saturday with an impressive 15, 841 vaccine doses administered. 

There are 161 active cases of the virus in Victoria. 

Meanwhile, the state closed much of its border to Brisbane and south-east Queensland on Saturday night as health authorities grappled with a new Delta outbreak. 

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton declared 11 local government areas in Queensland ‘red zones’ at 8pm last night, as large parts of the south-east went into lockdown. 

On Saturday morning, 11 LGAs in the Sunshine State were placed into a three-day from 4pm after six positive cases of the Delta strain of Covid-19 were confirmed.

The lockdown has impacted more than three million residents, with NRL, AFL and Super Netball games all cancelled on Saturday across the state.

The 11 LGAs affected include Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Noosa Shire, Redland City, the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the Somerset Regional Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. 

Residents living can only leave home for four reasons including for essential goods, to provide or receive care, for essential school and work, and exercise. 

Any Victorian residents entering from these red zones are required to get a permit, get immediately tested for the virus and quarantine for 14 days. 

Any non-Victorian residents who have been in one of the ‘red zone’ LGA’s since it came into effect cannot enter Victoria without an exemption. 




More to come.