Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases have been recorded at the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport hotel quarantine facility.
A hotel quarantine resident who completed their 14-day quarantine on February 7 tested positive on February 9, after their stay.
During a press conference, Mr Foley revealed another case linked to the facility, identified as a food and beverage worker, who "tested positive in the last few hours".
Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said authorities believe the individual who tested positive after they left the quarantine hotel was likely exposed just before leaving the facility and then developed the illness.
"Our focus is on the transmission that might have occurred on the relevant floor where positive cases were known to be," Professor Sutton said.
Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley will hold a press conference on Tuesday afternoon following a new COVID-19 case recorded in Melbourne.
According to the Department of Health, a resident of the hotel quarantine facility at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport has tested positive to coronavirus after completing their 14-day quarantine.
She sought testing in response to the current Holiday Inn outbreak and returned a positive test on February 9.
Interviews with the individual are underway, with early indications that she had not left her home since exiting hotel quarantine on February 7, other than to obtain a COVID-19 test.
An updated list of exposure site locations, if any, primary close contacts and other information will be updated as soon as possible.
Primary close contacts will include past residents of the Holiday Inn who completed their quarantine period on February 7.
They will be required to isolate for 14 days, with the Department of Health in contact with this group.
There are 21 active coronavirus cases in Victoria, following a new case in a hotel quarantine worker, reported on February 8.
The worker at the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport was tested on February 4, returning a negative result.
"They returned to work 7 Feb, developed symptoms, were tested and returned a positive result," the Department of Health's tweet said.
Testing capacity near exposure sites will be scaled up from from today, with increased opening hours, additional staff and pop-up sites to be confirmed.
If you have been at an exposure site in the specified times, you are required to immediately isolate, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days, the department says.
For more information on where to get tested, call the 24-hour hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au
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