Victoria records 14 new Covid cases overnight as strict state lockdown FINALLY goes into effect
- Victoria registered 14 new cases of coronavirus on Friday morning
- The new cases are all linked to current outbreaks with 4 infectious in the community
- State’s latest cluster has risen to 147 cases related to cases originating from NSW
Victoria has recorded 14 new Covid-19 cases overnight, all of which are linked to the current outbreaks.
Ten of the 14 cases were in quarantine for the entire time they were contagious, while one of the other four cases was waiting to be questioned.
Victoria’s latest cluster has risen to 147 cases linked to the Sydney movers who brought the highly contagious Delta tribe to the Victorian capital and a family returning to the city from a red zone in NSW.
Nearly 20,000 residents are in quarantine for two weeks after being identified as close contacts of positive cases from two football matches.
Of the 3,500 fans exposed to the highly contagious Indian delta strain during the AFL match, only 74 percent have had a negative result so far.
Only 67 percent of the 2,648 fans of the Wallabies match labeled as close contracts returned a negative test, while Victorians feared they could face another lockdown similar to the 112-day stay-at-home order from 2020 .
The state shutdown will last until midnight on July 27, but there are fears that the highly contagious strain that has been staying home in Sydney for nearly a month will see Victoria at home for an extended period of time.
More to come.