Victoria records nine new local coronavirus cases

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Victoria has recorded nine new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and there are now 94 active cases in the state.

Two cases were found yesterday in an aged care home in Maidstone and are included in today’s official numbers of 11 new cases detected in the 24 hours until midnight.

There are no new cases in hotel quarantine, more than 24,000 tests were processed and more than 17,000 vaccine doses were administered yesterday.

Another train line has been added overnight to Victoria’s long list of exposure sites, 354 locations are listed by health authorities.

The infected case travelled on the Upfield line from Merlynston station to the CBD last week from Wednesday to Friday, at around 6am and 4pm.

A large construction site in the CBD has also been added as a tier 1 exposure site on Sunday afternoon after a worker tested positive on Saturday.

Other new exposure sites over the weekend include a high-rise city building, a shopping centre in Melbourne’s north and a wholesaler.

Check our interactive list below.

On Sunday, authorities issued a warning for suburbs in Melbourne’s inner north-west after virus fragments were found in wastewater on Wednesday.

During the press conference on Sunday, Arcare in Maidstone – the site of the first aged care cases in the latest outbreak – released a statement saying that a resident and a nurse had both contracted COVID-19 and staff who worked on Saturday had been instructed to isolate.

A resident at Arcare Maidstone aged care has tested positive to COVID-19 and is seen being transferred to hospital for public health reasons.Credit:Nine News

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