Victoria records five new local COVID-19 cases

FIVE new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Victoria overnight.

One new infection was also detected in the state’s hotel quarantine system.

It comes after more than 36,362 people came forward for testing in the past 24 hours, a drop of around 13,000 on the previous day.


It’s not yet known if any of the new cases have the highly contagious ‘Delta’ variant, which has caused devastation in India.

Seven people in Melbourne, including a family that travelled to NSW, have been diagnosed with the strain.

However, contact tracers are still scrambling to determine where the family may have picked it up from as it has not been linked to any of the other cases in the current outbreak.

There are 78 Coronavirus cases still considered active across the state.

Victorian Health Authorities are expected to provide a detailed update regarding the new infections this hour.