WATCH LIVE: Dan Andrews press conference today with Victoria lockdown update and details of new COVID-19 cases
Victorians will likely learn on Monday whether their five-day lockdown will be extended.
On Monday, 13 new COVID-19 cases were recorded by the Department of Health, bringing the total of the outbreak to 72.
Victoria’s health authorities are expected to provide a COVID-19 update on Monday. This article will be updated with the time as soon as it’s confirmed. You can watch the press conference LIVE in the video player above as son as it’s available.
All of the new cases recorded on Monday are linked to known outbreaks that started when a number of Sydney removalists forced an apartment complex into lockdown and the red zone family that returned to the Hume area and visited Coles Craigieburn.
Monday’s cases followed 16 new cases on Sunday and 19 new cases on Saturday.
Victoria lockdown update
Victoria’s latest coronavirus outbreak is unfolding as hoped without any new chains of transmission, Daniel Andrews says.
However the premier warns it is still too early to tell whether the state can avoid an extension of its current five-day lockdown.
Andrews says the restrictions won’t go any longer than they need to but at this stage he has no advice to shorten lockdown for any areas outside Melbourne either.
A stay-at-home order is due to expire at midnight on Tuesday but could be extended based on data including case numbers and exposure sites, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton says.
“Every Victorian needs to ready themself for what might emerge over the next 24/48 hours,” he said on Saturday.
“All I can say is the response couldn’t have been better. The judgements that have been made around a hard and fast lockdown have been the right ones. And that’s got us on a good track.”
DH exposure sites
Victoria’s coronavirus exposure site list has ballooned to more than 270 venues.
Multiple locations in Mildura were added to the exposure site list over the weekend after a confirmed case from the area went to the MCG.
“Mildura has recorded its first positive case in 15 months, and I no doubt that will be of great concern to the community. I ask that everyone pay attention to health alerts when they come and follow the advice,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer said in a statement.
“I know the community will be supportive of everyone involved, because this sort of thing could happen to any one of us.”
The South Melbourne Market is also back on the exposure site list under Tier 2 with a number of stores also deemed Tier 1.
You can click here to see the latest on Victoria’s coronavirus exposure sites.