Victoria recorded no new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 on Friday but one of the eight already discovered is in the regional town of Leongatha, in South Gippsland, the state’s testing chief has confirmed.
Another three people in hotel quarantine have been diagnosed with the virus, in the last day, testing commander Jeroen Weimar said.
Friday’s daily COVID-19 update from the Health Department will formalise the five cases announced on Thursday, but no new cases have been detected since then. The eight cases have been recorded in Victoria since Wednesday.
Mr Weimar said three cases returned travellers had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in hotel quarantine.