Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley says the state’s tactics to curb the current outbreak are "now working" after a decline in cases in the community during their infectious period.
“I can advise that 16 of the 22 cases were in quarantine during their entire infectious period. So there is no community exposure sites for some 16 of those 22 cases,” Mr Foley said.
He said out of the remaining six, “their exposure sites are reasonably low due to the current lockdown”, which should bring hope to Victorians.
“That is also something that should give us all a degree of confidence and hope that this response that we’re now into is working.”
Mr Foley said two days ago, “there were only six per cent of our daily cases fully isolating in quarantine” but today “it is 73 per cent”.
"So what this means is that our contact tracers and our restrictions are working in tandem as part of the public health team’s toolkit to beat this virus back."