Six new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday - bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 27.
The new cases include six men aged between 30-70. All cases are recovering at home in isolation. Of the six new cases, five have a history of international travel. One is a close contact of a confirmed case.
One additional case is an existing case from NSW now counted in Victorian statistics, as they are a Victorian resident.
"This situation is evolving rapidly, and we expect to see more and more cases of COVID-19," Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.
"For the virus to spread, extended close personal contact is most likely required. But visitors to locations where cases have been should be aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Close personal contact is at least 15 minutes face-to-face or more than 2 hours in the same room.
"At the moment, we urge the public to be mindful and take steps to minimise the risk of COVID-19, but Victorians should continue to go about their daily lives as normal.
"Everyone also has a role to play in protecting yourself and your family. Hands should be washed regularly with soap and water. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you are ill, stay at home."
The Department of Health and Human Services follows up and monitors all close contacts of confirmed cases and provides them with information and support. All close contacts must self-isolate for 14-days.
The table below is a summary of public exposure sites for the current COVID-19 cases in Victoria. Anyone who was at any of these sites should be aware of their health and seek medical advice if they become unwell.
|Date||Time||Location||Onset of symptoms up to|
|Sunday 08/03/2020||5:15pm - 11:30pm||T20 Cricket World Cup Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, MCC Members Level 2||22/03/2020|
|Sunday 08/03/2020||10:00am - 4:00pm||Myrtle Oval, Macleay Park, North Balwyn||22/03/2020|
|Sunday 08/03/2020||8:30am - 5:00pm||Ramsden Street Oval, Clifton Hill||22/03/2020|
|Sunday 08/03/2020||Arrived 7:00am||Virgin Australia flight VA24 from Los Angeles to Melbourne||22/03/2020|
|Saturday 07/03/2020||Evening||AAMI Park (Rebels vs Lions rugby game)||21/03/2020|
|Saturday 07/03/2020||6:00pm - 10:00pm||Albert Park Hotel||21/03/2020|
|Saturday 07/03/2020||2:00pm - 3:00pm||South Melbourne Market||21/03/2020|
|Saturday 07/03/2020||1:00pm - 6:00pm||Coles Waurn Ponds||21/03/2020|
|Saturday 07/03/2020||Unsure||Ashburton Park||21/03/2020|
|Saturday 07/03/2020||Arrived 7:00am||Virgin Australia flight VA24 from Los Angeles to Melbourne||21/03/2020|
|Friday 06/03/2020||Arrived 9am||Malaysia Airways flight MH0149 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne||20/03/2020|
|Friday 06/03/2020||6pm - 7pm||Pho Hung Vuong 2 Vietnamese Restaurant in Richmond||20/03/2020|
|Friday 06/03/2020||Arrived - 9:40am||Qantas flight QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne||20/03/2020|
|Friday 06/03/2020||8:45am - 5:00pm||Coles Waurn Ponds||20/03/2020|
|Friday 06/03/2020||8:30am - 10:00am||South Melbourne Market||20/03/2020|
|Friday 06/03/2020||Arrived 00:15am||Emirates flight EK404 from Singapore to Melbourne||20/03/2020|
|Thursday 5/03/2020||7:30pm - 10:30pm||Cinema Nova, Carlton |
(Movie: The Amber Light)
|Thursday 5/03/2020||Departing around 5:40pm||VLine train from Southern Cross to Geelong||19/03/2020|
|Tuesday 3/03/2020||12:30 - 3:30pm||Wine by Sam - Seymour||17/03/2020|
|Tuesday 3/03/2020 - Thursday 5/03/2020|| |
3/03/2020: 9:00am - 12:00pm
|La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus||17/03/2020 - 19/03/2020|
|Monday 02/03/2020||Arrived 4:20pm||Virgin Australia flight VA682 from Perth to Melbourne||16/03/2020|
|Monday 02/03/2020||Departing around 5:40pm||VLine train from Geelong to Southern Cross||16/03/2020|
|Monday 02/03/2020||Departing between 7:00 - 7:15pm||Metro train from Southern Cross to Camberwell||16/03/2020|
|Monday 02/03/2020 - Friday 06/03/2020||Patients and staff that attended the clinic any time between Monday 02/03/2020 - Friday 06/03/2020||Toorak Clinic |
575 Malvern Rd, Toorak
|14 days from visiting the clinic (16 - 20 March 2020)|
|Saturday 29/02/2020||Arrived 9:30am||United Airlines flight UA0060 from San Francisco to Melbourne||14/03/2020|
|Saturday 29/02/2020||Arrived 10:50am||Singapore Airlines flight SQ237 from Singapore to Melbourne||14/03/2020|
|Friday 28/02/2020||10:50am (Singapore time)||Malindo Air flight OD177 from Denpasar to Melbourne||13/03/2020|
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has a hotline for public information on COVID-19 which is 1800 675 398. Large numbers of calls will result in some delays and we ask Victorians for their patience as we work to manage the volume. More information is also available at the DHHS website's Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) .
Reviewed 08 November 2021