Victoria has recorded its highest day of COVID-19 growth since March.
A total of 75 new cases were confirmed on Monday morning, the biggest daily jump since March 31.
It is also the fourth biggest daily jump recorded in Victoria since the start of the virus spread.
There are now 288 active cases in Victoria.
Only one of Monday's tally was from those in hotel quarantine, with the majority coming from the previously identified Melbourne hotspots.
In addition to the quarantine case, 14 were linked to known outbreaks, 37 were detected through routine testing and 23 were under investigation.
Ballarat has not had a case for more than a month, although Monday's location figures have not yet been updated.
"The cases are overwhelmingly located in those hotspot suburbs," heath minister Jenny Mikakos said.
"Obviously we are concerned by the increasing numbers and upward trend.
"We've got many cases across the inner northern suburbs and the western suburbs of Melbourne, but not exclusively and it's important to reiterate to the community that you are not immune from catching coronavirus by virtue of the postcode that you live in."
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