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Friday, June 21, 2024

Victoria records 11 new COVID cases

Victoria has recorded an alarming 11 new COVID-19 cases just days out from the state’s planned lift of lockdown restrictions.

The shock number of new cases comes as six train services were added to Victoria’s growing exposure site list, which now stands at more than 350 venues.  

The new locally acquired cases include two that were reported yesterday and linked to the Arcare Maidstone aged care facility, including one 70-year-old resident. 

Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer, Allen Cheng said the state’s main concern was tracking down ‘upstream’ transmission of the virus.

Six train services running along the Upfield Line have also been listed as Tier Two exposure sites after it was confirmed that a positive case had travelled on the train network.

The commuter travelled from Merlynston Station to Flinders Street Station on June 2, 3 and 4 from 6.03am to 6.34am.

The person later travelled from Melbourne Central Station to Merlynston from 3.55pm to 4.19pm on the same dates. 

Anyone who caught the train at around the same time has been urged to get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until they receive a negative result. 

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