Two likely cases of COVID-19 detected in Melbourne

There are two possible new cases of coronavirus in Melbourne. Picture: SHUTTERSTOCK
There are two possible new cases of coronavirus in Melbourne. Picture: SHUTTERSTOCK

AN INVESTIGATION is under way after two likely positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

The Department of Health was notified of the two likely cases on Monday morning.

The two individuals are believed to be connected.

A department spokesperson said both people were isolating and were being urgently retested.

The department is putting initial public health actions in place.

"We will communicate any specific public health actions the community needs to understand as soon as possible when investigations and case interviews are complete," the spokesperson said.

"Until then, remember to observe key COVIDsafe behaviours: get tested if you have any symptoms at all, check in at venues, and always wear masks on public transport, including rideshare vehicles."

Earlier

There were 2622 vaccine doses administered in Victoria on Sunday. Picture: SHUTTERSTOCK

There were 2622 vaccine doses administered in Victoria on Sunday. Picture: SHUTTERSTOCK

HEALTH authorities recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria on Sunday, but the overall number of active cases has fallen.

Both new cases were acquired overseas. The people are in hotel quarantine.

It brings the total active cases of the coronavirus in the state to 10, a drop of two from Saturday.

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Previously, there were 12 active cases - 11 acquired overseas and one in Australia via contact with a case.

On Sunday, 2622 vaccine doses were administered in Victoria.

Almost 11,260 people were tested for COVID-19.

The state has recorded almost 90 days without community transmission.

Meanwhile, the state government has warned public transport commuters to mask up or face an increased risk of a $200 fine as part of a compliance blitz.

The crackdown on commuters shunning the mask mandate on metropolitan and regional trains and trams is from Monday.

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