Victoria records 29 locally acquired cases of COVID-19

Victorian COVID-19 case numbers have sky-rocketed with 29 locally acquired cases being recorded in the last 24 hours.

The 29 new locally-acquired cases are all linked to previously reported cases and none were in quarantine during their infectious periods. The state recorded 43,618 test results during the 24 hour period.

The news comes as Victorian exposure sites also grow while the state prepares to spend the weekend in their sixth COVID-19 lockdown.

A plane arriving in Melbourne from Sydney, a leisure centre and several shops are among the latest location to be listed as a Tier 1 locations added to the list.

Health Minister Martin Foley yesterday said the state "remains in a precarious position" following the snap lockdown put in place on Thursday night.

READ MORE: Full list of Victorian exposure sites

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A student at Warringa Park School and a household contact has been diagnosed with the virus were among three cases announced yesterday linked to the City of Maribyrnong cluster. Another was a cleaner at Epworth Hospital who worked in an administration area after hours but was not in contact with patients.

Victoria was plunged into a snap seven-day lockdown at 8pm Thursday.

It is the sixth time residents have been locked down in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus and this time it is the presence of the Delta variant which has caused prompt action from Premier Daniel Andrews.

READ MORE: Victoria's snap seven-day lockdown: What you can and can't do

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