Two further cases of local Covid transmission – a resident and a nurse at an aged care home – have been identified in Victoria in addition to the two infections officially recorded by the state on Sunday, as Western Australiawas put on alert after a returned overseas traveller tested positive to coronavirus after leaving hotel quarantine.
In Victoria, the newly infected 79-year-old resident at the Arcare aged care home in Maidstone in Melbourne’s west lives in “close proximity” to the centre’s previous two cases.
In a statement, Arcare confirmed the resident was fully vaccinated with Pfizer and was asymptomatic, but would still be transferred to the hospital “for public health reasons”.
The other case was an agency registered nurse who “last worked at the residence yesterday”. They were asymptomatic and had received just the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the statement.
“All team members who worked at Arcare yesterday are required to get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days,” a spokesperson for Arcare said.
“Further testing will take place tomorrow, with the indication that it will occur every two days while we manage this outbreak.”
On Sunday afternoon WA’s chief health officer, Dr Andrew Robertson, called a press conference to announce a number of potential Perth exposure sites after a man who recovered from Covid-19 in hotel quarantine recorded a worryingly strong test result the next day.
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