Of the new infections 45 have been linked to known outbreaks with the other 31 classified as “mystery” cases.
The results came from more than 50,000 tests and takes the total number of active cases in the state to 841.
More detailed information will be provided later on in the morning at the daily COVID-19 press conference from 11:15am.
Victoria had recorded a drop in COVID-19 cases from Sunday to Monday with  73 local infections on Monday.
Of the new cases, 52 have been linked to existing outbreaks with 21 of those under investigation.
At least 24 infections were in isolation for their full infectious period.
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On Monday Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton described the Delta outbreak in Victoria as “mostly under control” – but the mystery cases are still concerning for health teams.
“Most of the outbreak is under control, but for those areas that are seeing the mystery cases in particular, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham, and Hume local government areas, we do see continued mystery cases amongst those other linked cases,” he said.
“They present a challenge for all of us in it terms of changing the restrictions going forward.”
Prof Sutton continued to stress the importance of coming forward for testing if people experience the most minor symptoms as it will help contract tracers.
He added health teams and the government were still finalising plans as to how long the lockdown would be extended for following Premier Daniel Andrews saying there were “too many cases” to consider opening up on Thursday as planned.
Mr Andrews announced the state’s sixth lockdown set to be extended beyond September 2 as cases continued to rise in the community.
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“We see far too many cases today for us to seriously consider opening up later on this week,” he said on Sunday during the COVID-19 press conference.
“It’s not going to be possible for us to be able to open up our Victorian community in just a couple days time.”
The Premier said he would announce any changes to the current restrictions some time this week.
Join Sky News Australia from 11am as we bring you the Victoria COVID-19 press conference live.

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