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Victoria Covid cases jump to 1,377 with four deaths

Victoria records 1,377 Covid cases with four deaths as outbreak in Melbourne’s south-east spirals and childcare centres weigh up banning kids whose parents refuse vaccine

  • Victoria has recorded 1,377 new local Covid cases and four deaths on Monday
  • Health officials concerned over spiralling outbreak in Melbourne’s southeast
  • Childcare sector weighing up whether to exclude parents who refuse the jab


Victoria has recorded 1,377 new Covid cases as a growing outbreak in Melbourne’s south-east threatens to force numbers even higher.

Four people also lost their lives on Sunday while positive with coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 869 since the pandemic began.

Monday’s new cases were diagnosed from 67,789 tests and 30,985 vaccine doses were administered on Sunday.

Victoria has recorded 1,377 new Covid cases as a growing outbreak in Melbourne ‘s south-east threatens to force numbers even higher (pictured, people exercise in St Kilda)

Four people also lost their lives on Sunday while positive with coronavirus , bringing the state's total to 869 since the pandemic began (pictured, health workers in Melbourne)

Four people also lost their lives on Sunday while positive with coronavirus , bringing the state’s total to 869 since the pandemic began (pictured, health workers in Melbourne)

Health authorities are growing increasingly concerned over a spiralling outbreak in the city’s southeast. 

Covid-19 Commander Jereon Weimar said he was particularly worried about the spread of the virus in Pakenham, Keysborough and Frankston. 

‘It is my job to be concerned, it is my job to be worried about where the cases are and the dynamics, and we will keep being anxious in all of those locations,’ he said. 

Of the 1,220 new Covid cases recorded on Sunday, 236 of the infections were detected in the southeast.  

Health officials have responded to the burgeoning outbreak by opening pop-up vaccination clinics in the area. 

However, experts say the southeastern suburbs are reporting good vaccination rates, in contrast to postcodes in the north and west at the start of that outbreak.  

Health officials have responded to the burgeoning outbreak of new infections in the city's southeast by opening pop-up vaccination clinics in the area (pictured, people in St Kilda)

Health officials have responded to the burgeoning outbreak of new infections in the city’s southeast by opening pop-up vaccination clinics in the area (pictured, people in St Kilda)

Covid-19 Commander Jereon Weimar said on Sunday was particularly worried about the spread of the virus in Melbourne's southeast (pictured, health workers in Melbourne)

Covid-19 Commander Jereon Weimar said on Sunday was particularly worried about the spread of the virus in Melbourne’s southeast (pictured, health workers in Melbourne)

Meanwhile, Victorian childcare providers are currently weighing up whether parents who refuse to get vaccinated should be excluded from facilities.  

In the state’s roadmap out of lockdown, the plan says that between the 70 and 80 per cent vaccination rate childcare will only be available to the children of double-jabbed parents or essential workers. 

Childcare workers in New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory have already mandated vaccines for workers in the childcare sector. 

More to come. 

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