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Mystery surrounds one of seven new Victorian infections

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Concerns are mounting in Victoria as it has records six new COVID-19 cases overnight, but the source of a mystery case remains unknown.

Meanwhile, six million people in Greater Sydney stare down the barrel of another month of lockdown the NSW Government says it’s difficult to know what’s working and what’s not as it deals with a COVID-19 crisis.

VICTORIA POSTS SIX NEW LOCAL COVID CASES

Victoria has recorded six new local COVID-19 cases but the source of a mystery case in a testing site traffic controller is still not known.

The Department of Health confirmed seven locally acquired cases were detected in the 24 hours to Thursday morning, including the traffic controller.

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Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed the man, who worked at the Moonee Valley Racecourse site, tested positive on Wednesday, two days after developing symptoms.

The testing site was immediately closed and dozens of staff who worked the same shifts as the man were sent home to isolate as a precaution.

“We do believe there will be minimal risk to those at the site,” Mr Foley told reporters on Wednesday.

It takes the number of cases linked to the State’s outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant to 204.

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More than 42,000 test results were received in the past 24 hours, while about 19,000 vaccine doses were administered at State-run sites during the same period.

Three people seen holding flares at last weekend’s anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne are being urged to hand themselves into police.

Thousands attended the protest outside Victoria’s Parliament House on Saturday, which was brought to a violent end as police used pepper spray to clear the crowd.

In the days since, fines have been issued to at least 73 people and police have been scouring through hundreds of hours of footage from social media, CCTV and body-worn cameras.

STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN

NSW — TBC

VIC — 7 new local cases

QLD — TBC

WA — TBC

SA — TBC

NT — TBC

ACT — TBC

TAS — TBC

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