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Victoria records five new cases of Covid-19 taking Melbourne outbreak to 35

Victoria has recorded five new locally acquired cases of coronavirus, as the state enters its second day of its fourth lockdown.

The update brings the total number of cases from the latest outbreak in Melbourne to 35.

A record 56,624 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, surpassing the previous day’s record of 47,462 tests.

There are now more than 150 exposure sites and more than 15,000 primary and secondary contacts who must self-isolate after coming into potential contact with a person with Covid-19.

Late on Friday the Victorian health department announced new tier 1 exposure sites, including the Preston city hall, which is a vaccination centre. The health department said a potentially infectious person visited the hall for a flu vaccination on 22 May between 9.30am and 11am.

The new list of tier 1 sites – where people are most at risk of catching and spreading the virus – includes Sabrini Foods in Carrum Downs, Dosa Hut Craigieburn, Spice Inn Groceries in Dandenong, Bestway supermarket in Dandenong, Marmara Halal Meats in Dandenong and Epping Spices & Nuts Grocery Store at various times between the 19 and 25 May.

Other tier 1 sites include the Telstra Shop on Clarendon Street in South Melbourne, Hunky Dory Fish & Chips in South Melbourne, the Clarendon Centre public toilets, the Miss China Noodle Bar in the Clarendan Centre, a 7-Eleven in Thomastown North, and Erol’s Fruit Shop in Wollert.

A JB Hi-Fi and a Good Guys in Maribyrnong and Dan Murphy’s Brunswick East were added as tier 2 exposure sites.

Source: The Guardian