Victoria’s recorded a total of nine new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours.
However, six of those cases were reported after yesterday’s official count, meaning only three further cases were diagnosed overnight.
It means there are now 54 community transmission cases.
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Two more infections were recorded in hotel quarantine overnight as well, bringing the total amount of active cases within the state to 63.
Reported yesterday: 9 new local cases and 2 new cases acquired overseas (currently in HQ).
– 20,484 vaccine doses were administered
– 42,699 test results were received
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) May 31, 2021
Victorian authorities are yet to schedule today’s press conference, where they will confirm the details around the three further cases.
There are concerns they could be linked to one of two aged care facilities now involved in the latest outbreak.
It’s prompted concerns the federal government has once again lost control in the aged care sector, by failing to roll out the vaccine fast enough to both staff and residents.
There are also allegations that some staff were encouraged to keep working even though they should have been isolating.
More to come.