Victoria records 1503 new cases of COVID-19 as testing sites swamped

Victoria has recorded 1503 new cases of COVID-19 today as testing sites in Melbourne are overwhelmed yet again.

Another six people died with the virus yesterday, while 394 Victorians remain in hospital.

Queues at testing sites this morning have blown out to hours' long, with a 2.5-hour wait at the Albert Park site in Melbourne's south.

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https://twitter.com/VicGovDH/status/1473413224695402496People queuing outside the COVID testing site on Bourke Street in Melbourne.

The facility reached capacity before even opening for the third day in a row, with some people arriving at 4am to get tested.

However, wait times were just 35 minutes at the Melbourne Showgrounds at 8am today.

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People queuing outside the COVID testing site on Alfred Street in North Melbourne.

There are 270 testing facilities across Melbourne, with the afternoon understood to be the quietest.

The Prime Minister, along with state and territory leaders, will meet today for National Cabinet to discuss the nation's booster program, potential tougher restrictions and bringing back mass state vaccination hubs.

Premier Daniel Andrews is due to return from leave to attend the meeting.

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