Victoria is seeing a double-digit enhance in COVID instances as authorities scramble to include the outbreak

Victoria has seen a double-digit increase in COVID cases, the first since the state’s sixth lockdown.

The Ministry of Health confirmed another 29 cases on Saturday.

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All new cases are related to previously reported cases, but none were quarantined during their infection time.

The result came after more than 43,000 people signed up for tests.

Victoria’s sixth lockdown, which will last at least seven days, began at 8 p.m. Thursday.

More than 10,000 close contacts are now being isolated after community cases were infected.

Premier Daniel Andrews stressed that there are definitely undetected cases in the community and urged residents to come forward for testing.

“It’s very, very important to see so many cases … There are sure to be more cases out there.

“Our system will be overrun if we don’t get it under control.

“We have it in us to keep doing this work, as hard and grueling as it is, none of us have the luxury of pretending this is over.”

The list of exposure sites grew to more than 75 venues on Friday, with residents warned to prepare for additional locations in other parts of the state.

“We will see that exposure sites spread over further parts of the city and possibly the regional Victoria,” said COVID-19 commander Jeroen Weimar on Friday.

A full list of active exposure sites in Victoria can be found on the Department of Health’s website here.

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