Eleven infections have been detected within the 24 hours to midnight on June 6, though two have been already reported by aged care operator Arcare.
The Arcare Maidstone outbreak has grown to 6 instances after one other resident and a registered nurse examined constructive.
The 79-year-old resident, who had each doses of the Pfizer vaccine, was moved to hospital as a precaution.
A primary dose had been given to the registered nurse, who final labored on the nursing house on June 5.
“The employees member had not labored at different services,” the Division of Well being stated.
There have been 24,265 check outcomes obtained and 17,719 vaccine doses administered on June 6 as Melbourne spent its second weekend in lockdown.
It’s unclear whether or not the newest glut of instances will dent the town’s hopes of shifting to eased restrictions from June 4.
Victoria’s Deputy Chief Well being Officer Allen Cheng stated officers’ principal concern is monitoring down “upstream” transmission.
“Given 5 p.c of Victorians have been examined within the final seven days, if there was a giant outbreak happening I might anticipate to have picked it up,” he instructed reporters on June 6.
“That threat does fall over time however we’re nonetheless involved about that and that’s the place all our efforts are going.”
Professor Cheng stated there was no “magic quantity” of individuals getting the jab to keep away from future lockdowns, with solely two to a few per cent of Victorians absolutely vaccinated.
“When you rise up to a lot increased protection charges, then it makes a complete lot of issues simpler,” he stated.
“We might not want the depth of restrictions. We might be able to solely do contact tracing with out having to do different issues fairly to the identical degree, and that’s the advantage of vaccination.”
Federal Well being Minister Greg Hunt on June 6 introduced a further 100,000 vaccines are being made accessible for Victoria.
The federal authorities has additionally prolonged its suspension of JobSeeker mutual obligation necessities till June 15.
Ten individuals are actually contaminated with the Delta variant as a part of the West Melbourne outbreak, with investigators nonetheless not sure the way it unfold into the group.
Authorities are persevering with to comb via genomic sequencing knowledge from throughout the nation for solutions.
“We’ve theories. We’re working via these,” Cheng stated.
Greater than 1900 main shut contacts of the unique Kappa variant-related Whittlesea outbreak have been launched from isolation on June 6.
Six practice companies from Merlynston Station to Flinders Avenue Station have been added to the record of over 350 publicity websites late on June 6 night.
By Callum Godde in Melbourne