Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak grows as Victoria records six new local cases

Victoria has recorded another six local COVID-19 cases, bringing the cluster in Melbourne’s north to 15.

The Department of Health had reported 10 new local cases in the 24 hours to midnight, and Acting Premier James Merlino revealed another case had been identified on Wednesday morning.

Mr Merlino said all of the new cases were close contacts of the cases that have already been identified as part of the City of Whittlesea cluster.

“It’s good that everyone is linked at this stage, but we are concerned about the number and also about the kind of exposure sites and the next 24 hours are going to be critical,” he said.

Mr Merlino said he could not rule out further restrictions in response to the outbreak.