COVID-19 latest: Victoria records 22 new local cases on record-breaking testing day
Victoria recorded 22 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases yesterday.
All of the cases have been linked to existing outbreaks.
Sixteen of the new cases were in isolation for their full infectious period.
Health Minister Martin Foley says the number of exposure sites linked to the other six cases are “reasonably low due to the current lockdown”.
Of today’s 22 cases:
- Five have been linked to Trinity Grammar (1 staff member, 2 students, 2 household contacts)
- Five have been linked to Ms Frankie’s (2 staff, 1 patron, 2 household contacts)
- Three are linked to Young and Jackson
- Three are linked to St Patrick’s in Murrumbeena (2 students, 1 household contact
- Two are linked to AAMI Park
- Two are linked to the Bacchus Marsh Grammar (both household contacts)
- One is a West Gate Tunnel worker
- One is linked to the Hume family cluster
Yesterday was a record-breaking day for testing, with 59,355 test results received.
There are now more than 350 exposure sites on the Department of Health’s list.
NEW LOCAL CASES:
TODAY: 22 (all linked to known outbreaks)
July 20: 13 (12 linked to known outbreaks, 1 under investigation)
July 19: 13 (all linked to known outbreaks)
July 18: 16 (all linked to known outbreaks)
July 17: 19 (all linked to known outbreaks)
July 16: 10 (all linked to known outbreaks)
July 15: 10 (all linked to known outbreaks)
Of the 22 locally-acquired cases reported, all are linked to the current outbreaks.
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) July 20, 2021