As a positive baby test, a neonatal intensive care unit is at the core of a new coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne.
Four cases were related to the Royal Children’s Hospital’s NICU.
Two parents, one patient and one health care worker were diagnosed with COVID-19, says the Department of Health and Human Services.
Both children, employees and parents will be screened including any RCH workers who have spent more than two hours on Butterfly Ward since July 12.
On Monday Victoria reported 532 new cases of coronavirus, the highest-ever daily increase in the country.
There are 245 hospitalised Victorians with the infection, of which 44 are in intensive care.
Six more people died overnight, mainly linked to old-age treatment.
Death toll for the state currently stands at 77.
The premier says if people do not follow the rules, that toll will continue to rise.
“As it stands right now, we are seeing too many people for whatever reason attending work with symptoms,” Andrews said.
“That’s just not acceptable.
“Unless we see a change, then we’re going to continue to see these numbers at unacceptably high levels.”