State to spend another week in lockdown
Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the lockdown extension of at least seven days on Tuesday, hours before it was originally flagged to end.
The state recorded nine new locally acquired cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and a total of 13 new local infections in the previous 24 hours.
Four of the 13 cases were previously announced by authorities.
Twelve of the cases are linked to the current outbreaks of the Delta variant in the state, which originated in NSW, while one case remains under investigation.
Nine of the cases were in isolation during their infectious period.
Two of the four reported cases are linked to an outbreak at the restaurant Ms Frankie in Cremorne, while two are household contacts of a person who contracted the virus at the Geelong-Carlton game at the MCG on July 10.
All four were isolating throughout their infectious period.
The state also recorded two cases in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of infections to 96.