There have been another four coronavirus cases diagnosed in Victoria overnight, as officials stand firm on the lockdown extension for Melbourne.
It comes after two recent local infections were found to have actually been false positives.
It’s prompted calls for the strict lockdown of Melbourne to be lifted early, now that there haven’t been as many cases transmitted in ‘fleeting’ circumstances.
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Reported yesterday: 4 new local cases and 2 new cases acquired overseas (currently in HQ).
– 24,169 vaccine doses were administered
– 49,439 test results were received
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) June 3, 2021
Earlier, a health department statement said it’s welcome news that two of the recent infections were false positives… but that doesn’t cancel out the risk for Victoria.
“We still have a further eight instances of transmission through passing contact between people who have not directly interacted with each other – that’s the one in ten we remain concerned about.
“There are still five exposure sites where this has spread into the community through people who don’t know each other – where there is no record of direct interaction – and we need to be sure we have all those cases fully contained,” the statement reads.
Health officials will provide an official update slightly later this morning.