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Victoria finds another two local coronavirus cases at Southbank apartment complex

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Two more residents of a Melbourne townhouse complex have tested positive for COVID-19.

Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed the two Southbank residents tested positive on Tuesday, although they will be included in Wednesday’s figures.

Hundreds of people who live in the low-rise complex were forced into self-isolation on Sunday, after authorities established a link between two previous coronavirus cases who live there.

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A total of six people who live in the apartment have tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weimar said the two new cases are both men, who live in separate apartments “adjacent to the four other positive cases that we’ve already seen in that wider complex”.

“Those two positive cases are connected to some communal areas that we are concerned about, thoroughfares within that particular complex,” Mr Weimar told reporters.

The first three cases were transferred to hotel quarantine upon testing positive.

One positive case, a baby, is still in the complex with its mother.

Mr Foley said more than 200 residents were tested on Sunday.

Earlier, the Health Department confirmed there were no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning, while there were three cases in hotel quarantine.

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Some 15,067 Victorians were tested and 9997 received a vaccine dose at a state-run hub during the same period.

Walk-in vaccinations for the Pfizer vaccine have been halted for the rest of the week in an attempt to preserve supply for already-booked first and second doses.

“We have the supply to meet all those second doses … but we can’t keep doing the first doses at the rate that we would like to,” Mr Foley said.

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