Victoria has recorded five news cases of COVID-19 overnight as the State Government considers new restrictions on mass gatherings.
The Victorian Department of Health confirmed the five news cases on Wednesday morning, after another cases were recorded on Tuesday.
This brings the total number of cases in the latest outbreak to 14.
While COVID-19 restrictions were ramped up in Melbourne on Tuesday, more could be on the way as authorities struggle to rein in the outbreak, which started at Whittlesea in the city’s north.
The 43 exposure sites now include tier one locations in Coburg and Fitzroy, as well as Port Melbourne.
A bar at inner-suburban Prahran also posted on social media that it is now listed as a tier 1b exposure site.
The growing number of exposure sites and their locations show the virus potentially spreading well beyond Whittlesea and surrounding areas.
The cluster has grown to nine cases after four new infections – all household family contacts of a man in his 60s – were confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.