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Victoria has registered 29 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, all of which are related to current outbreaks but are not in quarantine while infectious. The state’s Delta variant outbreak has also spread to a council housing tower in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington, which was previously strictly closed in early July. Saturday’s case count of 43,618 test results follows a list of six infections reported on Friday, and the state now manages 95 active cases. Victorian facilities administered 22,600 doses of vaccine in the 24 hours through Friday evening. Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said it was “a certainty that there are more cases out there”. “We have at least two mysterious cases,” he told reporters. “We don’t know where they are, who they gave it to, and everyone is in danger.” Aside from the growth of the current outbreak, the prime minister said it was too early to say whether the state’s week-long lockdown could be lifted on Thursday. He said the escalation in cases means it is now “absolutely critical” to be tested. “It’s non-negotiable, can’t wait an hour, can’t wait an afternoon,” he said. “It’s very important to see so many cases. Although they are rolling, they are linked to outbreaks and we don’t know where these two outbreaks began, so it is mysterious cases that are behind them. ”Mr Andrews said he couldn’t be more proud of the sacrifices the Victorians have made over the course of five previous locks. “It is up to us to continue this work, as hard and hard and grueling as it is,” he said. “As much as we’d be happy if it were over, none of us have the luxury of pretending it is.” More than 10,000 close contacts of positive cases in the state are currently being isolated, with 82 locations listed as exposure sites. Below that is the residential tower at 130 Racecourse Road in Flemington, which was identified as a Tier 2 location between August 3rd and 6th. COVID-19 commander Jeroen Weimar said eight cases had occurred in a single-family home within the building that is now in quarantine. “We will also provide additional test capacity for all other residents of the building,” he said. “A special test center is currently being set up on site. Other residents of the building on the other floors will gradually be asked to go to the center to be tested in the course of today and tomorrow.” State Ombudsman Deborah Glass has ruled a decision to severely lock down nine council housing towers in north Melbourne and Flemington on July 4th as a human rights violation. Other Tier 1 locations listed overnight included a medical center and a pathological collection center, both in Caroline Springs. Several schools have also been added as Tier 2 locations, including Heathdale Christian College in Werribee and Warringa Park School in Hoppers Crossing, after positive cases were found in students. Al-Taqwa College, the center of an outbreak during Victoria’s second wave, has also reported several cases from staff and students. “We work with those who test positive to make sure they and their families are supported and have access to the help and services they need while they isolate and recover,” a statement said. Despite declining to provide details, the prime minister said the federal government has agreed to ship another 150,000 doses of Pfizer to the state shortly. Victoria’s seven-day lockdown began at 8 p.m. Thursday, reintroducing the home-stay rules that were in effect during last month’s lockdown. Australian Associated Press

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Victoria has registered 29 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, all of which are related to current outbreaks but are not in quarantine while infectious.

The state’s Delta variant outbreak has also spread to a council housing tower in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington, which was previously strictly closed in early July.

Saturday’s case count of 43,618 test results follows a list of six infections reported on Friday, and the state now manages 95 active cases. Victorian facilities administered 22,600 doses of vaccine in the 24 hours through Friday evening.

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said it was “a certainty that there are more cases out there”.

“We have at least two mysterious cases,” he told reporters.

“We don’t know where they are, who they gave it to, and everyone is in danger.”

Aside from the growth of the current outbreak, the prime minister said it was too early to say whether the state’s week-long lockdown could be lifted on Thursday.

He said the escalation in cases means it is now “absolutely critical” to be tested.

“It’s non-negotiable, can’t wait an hour, can’t wait an afternoon,” he said.

“It’s very important to see so many cases. Even though they roll, they are associated with outbreaks and we don’t know where these two outbreaks began, so it’s mysterious cases that are behind them. “

Mr Andrews said he couldn’t be more proud of the sacrifices the Victorians had made over the course of five previous lockdowns.

“It is up to us to continue this work, as hard and hard and grueling as it is,” he said.

“As much as we’d be happy if it were over, none of us have the luxury of pretending it is.”

More than 10,000 close contacts of positive cases in the state are currently being isolated, with 82 locations listed as exposure sites.

Below that is the residential tower at 130 Racecourse Road in Flemington, which was identified as a Tier 2 location between August 3rd and 6th.

COVID-19 commander Jeroen Weimar said eight cases had occurred in a single-family home within the building that is now in quarantine.

“We will also provide additional test capacity for all other residents of the building,” he said.

“A special test center is currently being set up on site. Other residents of the building on the other floors will gradually be asked to go to the center to be tested in the course of today and tomorrow.”

State Ombudsman Deborah Glass has ruled a decision to severely lock down nine council housing towers in north Melbourne and Flemington on July 4th as a human rights violation.

Other Tier 1 locations listed overnight included a medical center and a pathological collection center, both in Caroline Springs.

Several schools have also been added as Tier 2 locations, including Heathdale Christian College in Werribee and Warringa Park School in Hoppers Crossing, after positive cases were found in students.

Al-Taqwa College, the center of an outbreak during Victoria’s second wave, has also reported several cases from staff and students.

“We work with those who test positive to make sure they and their families are supported and have access to the help and services they need while they isolate and recover,” said a statement.

Despite declining to provide details, the prime minister said the federal government agreed to ship another 150,000 doses of Pfizer to the state shortly.

Victoria’s seven-day lockdown began at 8 p.m. Thursday, reintroducing the home-stay rules that were in effect during last month’s lockdown.

Australian Associated Press

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