Victorian well being authorities say there are “very involved” because the supply of eight COVID-19 circumstances throughout the state are nonetheless a thriller.
The eight infections which don’t at the moment have a supply embody circumstances in Metropolis of Melbourne, Glenroy, Melton South, Center Park, Newport, West Brunswick, Wyndham Vale and West Footscray.
Well being Division deputy secretary Kate Matson stated she was apprehensive about what she was seeing throughout Melbourne, with the virus already unfold throughout many various suburbs.
She stated the Glenroy outbreak was of most angst for well being authorities, with a complete of twenty-two circumstances now spanning eight households.
There at the moment are 345 main shut contacts linked to the Glenroy outbreak, with round a 3rd of these folks already testing detrimental.
Ms Matson stated as a result of there have been a lot of unlinked circumstances in Victoria, well being authorities feared the virus had already permeated wide-ranging elements of Melbourne however not but been found.
“These circumstances in contacts, reside and journey throughout a number of suburbs, and have generated publicity websites all throughout Melbourne together with a few of our busiest purchasing centres,” she stated.
“We’re very involved by what we’re seeing throughout Melbourne.
“We nonetheless do not need recognized sources of acquisition for some, though our groups are consistently reviewing the information, re-interviewing for info and attempting to make these hyperlinks. In fact, genomics may also assist in figuring out these hyperlinks.
“Our groups get on prime of the circumstances and clusters that we find out about. If we don’t find out about it, we will’t get on prime of it. We are able to solely discover circumstances by folks coming ahead for testing.”
A case reported on Friday in Roxborough Park which was beforehand unlinked has now been linked to the Glenroy outbreak.
There at the moment are 14,000 main shut contacts linked to the present Victorian outbreak.