COVID-19 latest: Another two local cases as list of exposure sites grows
Another two new local COVID-19 cases have been identified in Victoria.
It comes on top of the six new locally-acquired cases recorded yesterday, which were revealed by the Health Department this morning.
The two new cases are close family contacts of the Hobsons Bay couple who tested positive yesterday, but do not live in the same household as the couple.
Three of the cases have not yet been linked to existing outbreaks and the other three are linked to the Moonee Ponds testing clinic case and were in isolation during their infectious period.
The three unlinked cases are:
- A female teacher who lives in Hobsons Bay and works at Al-Taqwa College (this case was made public by the Health Department yesterday afternoon)
- A male household contact of the teacher who plays local football for Newport
- A Maribyrnong man in his 20s who works in a Derrimut warehouse
More than a dozen new COVID-19 exposure sites have been added to the Department of Health’s list.
New exposure sites have been added in Caroline Springs, Newport, Altona North and Spotswood.
A positive case worked at the Spectacle Hub in Caroline Springs for four days.
Da Barber House in Caroline Springs, Wolf Cafe and Eatery in Altona North, Elm Rd Family Clinic in Altona North, and Elite Sports Performance Gym in Spotswood have also been identified as Tier 1 exposure sites.
A number of Tier 2 sites have also been identified.
Health Minister Martin Foley says “we would forecast that there will be more exposure sites listed”.
3AW Mornings producer, Michael Hilder, phoned the Wolf Cafe and Eatery where staff had “no idea” they were a Tier 1 site.
“It was the first that they’d heard of it and when I asked if somebody would be available for a brief interview they said no because they were too busy serving customers,” he told Neil Mitchell.
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Of the six new locally-acquired cases, investigations are continuing into three cases (including one reported yesterday). The remaining three cases are all linked to the current outbreaks and were in quarantine during their infectious period. [2/2]
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) August 4, 2021