Coronavirus Australia Updates: No new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, public health alert sparked by positive test in Queensland

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Coronavirus Australia Updates: No new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, public health alert sparked by positive test in Queensland
Coronavirus Australia Updates: No new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, public health alert sparked by positive test in Queensland

There have been no new coronavirus cases recorded in Victoria for the first time since March 5.

The total number of cases in the state stands at 1,681.

However, contact tracing is underway after a man tested positive in Queensland, having travelled from Melbourne on June 1, when it was likely he was infectious.

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The Melbourne man, in his 20s, flew via Brisbane to Bundaberg, where he picked fruit and lived in shared accommodation.

The positive test has sparked a mass public health alert.

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“Recording zero cases today is a great start, but this pandemic is far from over and now is not the time for complacency,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“Although it’s tempting to rush out or have your friends over or head out to a cafe, it is important that we all still use common sense.”

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There are still 71 active cases in Victoria, with eight people in hospital, of whom three are in intensive care.

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