Victoria nears two-month virus milestone

Victoria has two new coronavirus cases among returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

The infection of a woman in her 20s and a child aged 10 takes the number of active cases in the state to 11.

But Victoria is also nearing a two-month milestone for no cases of community transmission, after marking its 59-day streak on Monday.

Of the 11 active cases, 10 are in hotel quarantine.

The other is a teenage Melbourne girl who continues to isolate at home after contracting the virus while visiting an infection hotspot in NSW earlier this month.

Victoria conducted 5880 COVID-19 tests since Sunday and wastewater monitoring continues at more than 60 sites across the state.

“There has been an excellent response to our call for testing over the past week with higher than expected numbers of people getting tested in lead up to Christmas,” said Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.

“But we must remain vigilant over the festive season and anyone with symptoms is urged to get tested immediately.”

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