Victoria records 11 new cases as lockdown extension talk grows

Victoria has recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 with speculation the state’s sixth lockdown will be extended beyond seven days.

All of today’s cases are linked to existing infections, but all were infectious in the community.

More than 38,000 tests were carried out across Victoria on Saturday while 17,360 vaccines doses were administered.


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Sunday’s case numbers come after 29 cases were recorded on Saturday with all of those also infectious in the community.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters on Saturday that it was a ‘certainty’ that more cases were out there.

“We have mystery cases…..we don’t know where they are, who they’ve given it to, and everyone is at risk,” Mr Andrews said.

There are growing fears the seven day lockdown announced during the week will not be long enough to allow contact tracers to get on top of things.

Mr Andrews would not speculate when quizzed on Saturday.

“It’s too early for us to say. There are cases out there that we don’t know about,” he said.