Victoria has recorded 191 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, as coronavirus reaches worrying new levels.
The new figures have swamped yesterday's record of 127 new cases.
There are 772 active cases.
Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to speak later this afternoon.
Within Victoria, 37 new cases are linked to outbreaks and 154 are under investigation. No cases have been detected in a returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
There have been no deaths reported since yesterday. To date, 22 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
- 438 cases may indicate community transmission
- 772 cases are currently active in Victoria
- 35 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including nine in intensive care
- 2,028 people have recovered from the virus
- Of the total cases, 2,469 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 261 are from regional Victoria
- Of the total cases, 1,481 are men and 1,319 are women
- More than 979,000 tests have been processed to date
Of the new cases which have already been linked to outbreaks, the breakdown includes:
- 13 cases relating to the North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers, with the total now 69.
- 12 new cases linked to the Al-Taqwa College outbreak, with the total now 90.
- 4 new cases have been linked to the Northern Hospital in Epping, with the total now 9. This is made up of 8 staff and 1 household contact.
- 1 case linked to Aitken Hill Primary School in Craigieburn, with the total now 10. The case is a household contact of a confirmed case.
- The remaining new cases are linked to existing family clusters in Truganina, Patterson Lakes/Lysterfield, Fawkner and Sunshine West.
Meantime, two probable coronavirus cases are being investigated in the Albury area as NSW prepares to close its border with Victoria over the COVID-19 outbreak in parts of Melbourne.
NSW Health on Monday evening said the two cases had returned positive results on preliminary testing in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
The department on Tuesday said the two cases were undergoing further testing but had not yet been included in the state's confirmed case load.
One suspected case had recently been to Melbourne but returned before hotspot travel restrictions came into force.
NSW Health is setting up a pop-up clinic in Albury from Tuesday and is urging residents in the area with even mild symptoms to get tested.
NSW reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday from 9746 tests, including a man who tested negative in hotel quarantine before returning home to Newcastle on Sunday and developing respiratory symptoms. He and his close contacts have been placed into isolation.
The other six cases were in travellers in hotel quarantine.
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