Authorities have confirmed that three major close contacts of current patients and two cases from the same household are among the five new local cases identified today in Victoria.
One of the cases is the second kid in a family of four related to the epidemic in North Melbourne, the outcome of which was inconclusive yesterday.
A home contact of the first worker who tested positive at the Arcare Maidstone Aged Care Facility has contracted the virus.
Victoria Covid Exposure Locations to be tested
Professor Brett Sutton, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, said the two additional patients, who were not main close contacts, were related to the Craigieburn Shopping Centre and Epping Plaza exposure locations.
They were regulars at both of those,” he claimed.
We don’t have a precise crossover time with known cases, but they were tested, or at least one of them was motivated to get tested, when they noticed that we were concerned about those conditions being potentially dangerous for persons who pass and come into touch with others.
Even if they were not sick, Professor Sutton recommended those who visited the various retail centers indicated as exposure areas to be tested. Jeroen Weimar, the COVID-19 response commander in Victoria, expressed his gratitude to the sick individual who came forward for testing at the at-risk retail malls.
We haven’t formally linked the individual to the greater Whittlesea incident,” he added, adding that work and investigation are ongoing.
The individual’s partner worked as a janitor at a huge construction site in the city, forcing the lockout of 170 other workplace contacts.
Local Covid-19 Cases
The City of Whittle sea cluster has 29 active cases, while the Port Melbourne outbreak has 25 cases and the Arcare aged care cluster has six cases, with one more close contact case reported overnight.
The highly transmissible Delta strain epidemic now has nine current cases, up from two the day before, including the second child of the second family linked to North Melbourne Primary School and a first family coworker.
So we have two families of four, both active with COVID, and one key close contact a coworker of the first patient who was found just a few days ago, Mr. Weimar explained.
The North Melbourne Primary School exposure site had 339 primary close contacts, with 82% of them returning a negative test result.
After being recognized as key close connections, five persons in public housing buildings are also isolated. With today’s local cases, the outbreak’s overall number of illnesses has risen to 69.
Overnight, more than 36,000 test results were received.
Covid-19 Variation: Delta or B1617
Mr. Foley said health officials were focused their efforts on the West Melbourne and North Melbourne clusters, throwing a “broad net” across the outbreaks and thoroughly scrutinizing casual transmission cases in the Whittlesea and Port Melbourne outbreaks. It comes as a new COVID-19 variation known as ‘Delta’ or B1617.
Two clusters arose in North Melbourne and West Melbourne. The Chief Health Officer has been working closely with interstate colleagues to attempt to understand the likely sources of the new Delta variant,” says the Chief Health Officer, According to Mr. Foley.
After COVID-19 measures were prolonged for another week, Melbournians in the city spent their second weekend under lockdown.
After anti-lockdown protestors hijacked a demonstration of small business owners outside Flinders Street Station on Saturday, police detained two men and handed 16 penalties.
Officers detained a 48-year-old man from Caroline Springs near St Paul’s Cathedral after he failed to provide his identity and address.
The guy faces three counts of resisting arrest and two charges of violating the Chief Health Officer’s orders, including failing to wear a mask and leaving his residence more than 10 kilometers away.
Despite Singapore’s October grand prix being cancelled on Friday, the Victorian government is holding out hope that the Australian Formula One Grand Prix can still go place in November.
The Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second year in a row owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, according to event organizers.
Due to the pandemic, Melbourne’s race, which was initially planned for March 21 at Albert Park, has been put back to November 19-21.
Singapore, which had been set for October 1-3, has joined Canada on the F1 calendar this year and is unlikely to be the last to succumb to the epidemic, with Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia all having reservations about their participation from the initial list of 23.
Travel to Australia is severely limited, and the Canadian Grand Prix was cancelled when Formula One teams refused to accede to the Canadian government’s quarantine requirements.
The Australian Grand Prix will take place two weeks after the Brazil round, with Brazil being one of the worst-affected countries in the world by the virus.
So far, the covid-19 has claimed the lives of around 470,000 Brazilians.
Total Covid-19 Cases on Australia as of June 7, 2021
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