Victoria records 603 new local COVID-19 cases and one death

Victoria has recorded 603 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and one death.

Health authorities are yet to reveal how many of the new cases are linked to existing outbreaks.

The cases were detected from 48,829 test results received on Monday, when the state delivered 40,811 vaccine doses at state-run sites.

Victoria’s construction industry is reeling after the state government shut down the industry across Melbourne, Geelong Ballarat and some other regional areas for two weeks.

It comes after violent brawls erupted during demonstrations yesterday in the CBD, as more than 500 people gathered outside the CFMEU (Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union) headquarters on Elizabeth Street rallying against mandatory vaccinations. 

The union said while some construction workers were present, the protests were fuelled by far-right anti-lockdown activists.

All construction workers must have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose in order to work on site after 11:59pm Thursday.

More to come.

Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.

The symptoms

  • The number of cases in Australia
  • Tracking Australia’s vaccine rollout