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One week of no local acquisition

IT has now been a week since Victoria recorded its last locally acquired case of COVID-19, following the Black Rock cluster late last year.

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday said there had been no local cases detected on Tuesday for the seventh day in a row.

There were however three cases detected in hotel quarantine, taking the state’s active cases total to 35 cases.

Almost 18,000 tests were processed on Tuesday, the department said.

The state had previously recorded 61 days without a local case before a cluster centred around a restaurant in Black Rock, in Melbourne’s east, was detected on December 30.

Since then, 28 local cases have been detected in Victoria with all but one linked to the cluster, which was also linked to the northern beaches cluster in Sydney.

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