The Department of Health announced Victoria recorded 76 locally acquired cases on Tuesday.
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.
Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to front the media and provide an update on the COVID-19 cases and the state’s sixth lockdown. Picture: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
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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.”
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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 Mr 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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