On Thursday, Premier Daniel Andrews revealed, more than 100 victorians who should be in self-isolation could not be found when authorities knocked at their doors.
Victoria recorded 450 new cases on Friday and 11 deaths, after reporting 2735 new cases of coronavirus since Sunday.
Mr Andrews said on Thursday, health teams and ADF staff knocked at 1150 Victorians’ doors to ensure certain people were properly self-isolating.
The vast majority of those people were at home, he said, but were unable to find 150.
“They have been referred to Victoria Police,” Mr Andrews said.
“Of those 150 people, [there] will be a percentage not doing the right thing. A much large percentage, I hope, will be able to convince police they had a perfectly good reason not to answer the door when ADF and public health officials knocked.”
Last week, the Premier announced that when authorities doorknocked, more than one in four people diagnosed with the virus were not at home. The State government has since barred people from exercising with the virus leaving their homes.
Currently , nearly 1000 healthcare staff have the virus, with the Premier imploring Victorians to obey “to protect themselves, but also to protect our dedicated healthcare team”.
“To date, there are 1527 confirmed cases in healthcare workers. That’s 139 more than yesterday. And there are currently 911 healthcare workers who are active cases,” he said.
More nurses than doctors are catching the virus, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said.
“That, I think, relates to the closeness of interaction that nurses are engaged in with their care provision,” he said.