Residents inside Docklands apartment building told to isolate after exposure to Covid-19 cases



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Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley briefs the media after 12 new local cases were recorded on Saturday. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Sarah MatraySource:News Corp Australia

Residents inside an entire Melbourne apartment site have been ordered to isolate after a positive case of Covid-19 passed through the building.

Victorian chief health officer Brett Sutton said health authorities had identified a person who had contracted coronavirus at 673 Latrobe Street in Docklands in Melbourne’s CBD.

“With this Delta variant we are seeing multiple cases in residential settings including apartment complexes and just yesterday our continued investigations of positive cases and their movements turned our focus to an apartment complex in the Docklands,” he told reporters on Saturday afternoon.

“There are teams on site now who are deep cleaning common areas and will be testing people throughout the day today and tomorrow.”

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Victorian chief health officer Professor Brett Sutton says an infected person passed through 673 Latrobe Street in Docklands. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Ian CurrieSource:News Corp Australia

Residents inside the building are required to isolate immediately until further notice.

Professor Sutton said residents would be contacted throughout the day on Saturday to give them a time to attend a pop-up testing clinic.

“It is never easy to receive that news and know that you are potentially exposed and know that you need to quarantine until we make further assessments and get results back,” he said.

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Victoria recorded 12 new cases on Saturday. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Andrew HenshawSource:News Corp Australia

More than 22,000 people across the state were in isolation as Victoria recorded 12 new local cases on Saturday.

In positive news for the state, ten of the 12 cases were in quarantine throughout their entire infectious period.

All of the cases were linked to current outbreaks.

There were almost 40,000 tests carried out over the 24-hour period.

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The Victoria outbreak now stands at 158 cases.

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