3 Jun 2021

Victoria records two new local Covid-19 cases, regional Victoria set to ease restrictions

1:49 pm on 3 June 2021

Victoria has recorded two new local coronavirus cases, taking the state's outbreak to 63.

A Covid-19 vaccination centre in Melbourne, April 2021.

Almost 24,000 Covid-19 vaccinations were delivered on Wednesday, a record for the state. Photo: AFP

The state recorded a total of three local cases on Wednesday, which included an 89-year-old resident of the Arcare Maidstone aged care home, whose infection was revealed on Wednesday afternoon.

The results were detected among 57,519 test results received on Wednesday, a record for the state, as 23,921 vaccination doses were administered at state-run vaccination sites - also a record.

Subject to public health advice, regional Victoria is set to ease some restrictions after 11.59pm tonight, while metropolitan Melbourne will remain in lockdown for another week.

Contact tracers are still trying to identify a number of transmission points in the outbreak, including how the virus jumped from a Wollert man infected in South Australian hotel quarantine on 4 May to early cases in the outbreak.

The infection sources also remain unclear for an Arcare aged care worker and a family of four whose travel to New South Wales resulted in several exposure sites along the Hume Freeway and into New South Wales.


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