Fourteen of the 25 new cases reported in Victoria overnight are linked to pre-identified outbreaks.
Seven new cases today link to a family in Keilor Downs, in which cases were reported yesterday, including a primary school teacher. Those cases are across multiple households, bringing the total number of households to 10.
Two of the cases are in aged care homes, three more cases are among the Stamford Plaza hotel outbreak, which is where overseas travellers were quarantined.
One more was linked to the outbreak at H&M Northland, one to an outbreak in a family in Coburg and one to a GP who did not work while infectious.
Victoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton , was asked if this situation could be linked to the 30,000 people who attended a Black Lives Matter protest two weeks ago. He said it was not.
I don’t think it does. Clearly we have had some individuals who have attended [the march] … but most of the detail we are getting in the last few days of cases are these large family outbreaks without any connection to Black Lives Matter.
Some of them are very large, they have reached more than a dozen individuals and they cross multiple households and there are a number of other close contacts. That is why the actions we are announcing today are really necessary, because some of these households we have another 50 close contacts who are being followed up, and they are all potentially going to be cases in the next couple of weeks.