Victoria records three new local cases of Covid after state FINALLY linked one of its mind-boggling mysterious infections to an unvaccinated traffic warden at the test site
- Victoria’s health department confirmed three local Covid cases overnight
- One was a previously reported infection in the Bass Strait Shire
- All three cases are related to Victoria’s current outbreaks and were isolated
- A mystery case in the state has finally been linked to an air traffic controller
Victoria has reported three new local Covid-19 cases after health authorities linked the mysterious case of a traffic controller at the test site.
The health department confirmed three new locally acquired cases in the 24 hours to Friday morning, including a previously reported infection in the Bass Coast Shire.
All three cases are related to the current Victoria outbreaks and were isolated throughout their infectious period.
More than 43,500 test results were received in the past 24 hours, while approximately 19,000 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites during the same period.
The health department confirmed three new locally acquired cases in the 24 hours to Friday morning, including a previously reported infection in the Bass Coast Shire
There are 200 active cases in Victoria, five fewer than Thursday.
It comes after results of genomic sequencing confirmed a mysterious case is linked to the current outbreaks, but it was unclear how he became infected.
The man, who works as a traffic controller at the Moonee Valley drive-through test site, tested positive on Wednesday.
He worked for two days while contagious, but his closest contacts have tested negative so far.
It comes after the results of the genomic sequencing confirmed that a mysterious case is linked to the current outbreaks, but it was unclear how he became infected.
The young man also visited his partner in a Newport apartment building while he was contagious, with tested and isolated residents.
It is believed that he was not vaccinated, despite qualifying as a front-line worker.
Meanwhile, authorities are urging people in Balwyn, Camberwell, Canterbury, Mont Albert and Surrey Hills to get tested if they have even mild symptoms after wastewater tests in the area revealed virus fragments.