Vic records fifth day with no COVID cases
The Health Department confirmed there were no new local or overseas acquired cases recorded on Wednesday, following 20,201 tests.
There remain 20 active cases of COVID-19 in the state, a decrease in five since Tuesday.
Thousands, however, remain in self-isolation after coming into contact with cases linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak.
Yesterday there were no new cases reported. 20,201 test results were received. Thank you to those who got tested - #EveryTestHelps.— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) February 23, 2021
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A total of 22 cases have been traced back to a family of three staying on the third floor of the Melbourne Airport hotel in early February, who contracted the highly-infectious UK strain of the virus overseas.
Fears the virus would spread into the community led to a five-day "circuit-breaker" lockdown, which ended last Thursday.
Some restrictions, including mask-wearing and strict gathering limits, remain until Friday when the last close contacts end 14 days of isolation.
© AAP 2021