Victoria lodged its fourth-highest daily total for the state since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with 75 new coronavirus cases. The state had not recorded more than 70 cases since 31 March.

Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos updated the press on Monday morning, and said that most of the new cases came from the ‘hotspot’ suburbs with only one of the cases linked to a person in hotel quarantine.

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“What I can say is that many of the cases that have come through today are overwhelmingly concentrated in those priority suburbs,” she said.

Fourteen of the cases are linked to outbreak and 37 were detected during routine testing, whereas the other 23 are under investigation.

“We have six new cases believed to be community transmission, taking that to a total of 271, and there are currently 288 active cases in Victoria,” Ms Mikakos said, adding that 1,789 people have recovered.

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The death tally for the state remains at 20, with nine people in hospital of which one is in intensive care.

There were 15,000 routine tests on Sunday, and a total of 792,000 tests have been carried out.