Jenny Mikakos confirmed there were ten new cases, giving a total of 1,487 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Victoria.
One in ten relates to the Cedar Meats outbreak, people who are in mandatory quarantine, with eight cases being investigated.
There are still 157 cases confirmed by community transmissions.
“I point out that we have had quite a number of cases of community transmission in the last few days – five and eight – in the last few days,” Mikakos said.
“This is the case that most worries us, because it is that which cannot be traced back to other known sources of infection. These are people who are potentially out in a society where we do not know where they have acquired the virus from.”
The Health Minister also said that 150,000 people were tested as part of the test over the past two weeks, which resulted in 20 new cases which the minister said would be declared undetected.
“These are Victorian people who might not be identified because they have no symptoms, or have very, very mild symptoms. And they will come out in our community for a walk and potentially infect many, many others.”
People who have mild symptoms are recommended to be tested as part of a lightning attack.
He added that there would be no updates about the possibility of easing restrictions until tomorrow, so that’s something to look forward to if you are in Victoria.
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