There are 75 new cases in Victoria today, as the outbreak escalates in Melbourne.

“We’ve got many cases across the inner, northern and western suburbs of Melbourne,” Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said.

1 in hotel quarantine, the rest are locally transmitted cases.

There are 271 cases of community transmission. 188 active in Victoria, 9 in hospital.

There were 15,000 tests overnight. (Update: Correction from earlier report of 50,000 + tests).

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Ryan is Contributing Editor