Australia detects highly infectious Delta variant in Melbourne virus outbreak
Delta COVID-19 virus strain detected in Victoria, Australia
The Delta variant was detected in two members in a family who travelled to neighboring New South Wales (NSW) two weeks ago while likely infectious and visited several popular tourist locations in the state’s south.
Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, is struggling to curb its latest outbreak – 64 cases since May 24 – after more than three months of no cases, placing firm restrictions on movement of people and shutting down large parts of its economy. The government has linked all the cases to a single traveler released from quarantine after testing negative.