Truganina family virus outbreak

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By Alesha Capone

A Truganina family has been linked to five cases of the coronavirus.

The news emerged today, as the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) also reported that six schools across Melbourne have been linked to new cases of the virus, including Al-Taqwa College in Truganina, Queen of Peace Parish Primary School in Altona Meadows, Maribyrnong College and Footscray High School.

A DHHS release said all of the schools would undergo a deep clean of affected classroom and common areas, and close contacts of affected students and staff would be required to quarantine themselves.

Sixty-six cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in Wyndham residents, including eight active cases, as of today (compared to 63 recorded cases and five active cases on Sunday).

Seventy-five new cases of the virus were recorded across the state today, including 14 new cases linked to known outbreaks, 37 cases identified through routine testing, 23 cases under investigation and one case detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

In addition, a new COVID-19 case has been linked to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Coles Chilled Distribution Centre in Laverton, taking the total number of cases at that site to four.

The original worker diagnosed with the case worked three days while infectious and further contact tracing is underway.

The cases at the centre are part of the Keilor Downs family outbreak, which has so far been linked to 21 cases of the virus.