Victoria records six new local COVID-19 cases

There are fresh concerns in Victoria this morning after the state recorded six new local COVID-19 cases, including one mystery case reported yesterday afternoon.

Of the six new cases recorded today, three are linked to the current outbreaks and were in quarantine during their infectious period.

While the source of infection is still being investigated for the remaining three, including the Melbourne school teacher reported yesterday.


It’s believed the woman may have been infectious in the community for up to a week, with authorities currently scrambling to track down everyone she may have come into contact with.

The woman’s school, Al-Taqwa College, confirmed in a statement overnight that the school will remain closed for 14 days as more than 2000 students and staff are forced to get tested and isolate.

The college has been listed as a tier-one exposure site for the 28th, 29th, and 30th of July, with a pop-up testing site being set up at the school this morning.

Today’s numbers come after more than 27,279 people in Victoria came forward for testing in the past 24 hours.

Further details surrounding the state’s latest cases will be provided at a press conference later this morning.