One case of community transmitted COVID-19 has been diagnosed in Victoria, two acquired overseas, after a hotel quarantine worker contracted the virus.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Victoria is 21.
Premier Daniel Andrews renewed calls on Wednesday night for anyone with even the slightest symptoms to take a COVID-19 test.
13,675 test results were reported to the Department of Health in the 24-hours to Thursday.
VICTORIANS have woken to the re-introduction of compulsory masks indoors and lower gathering limits after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to COVID-19.
Several sites in south east Melbourne have been listed as exposure sites, after the worker visited them, including sites in Brighton, Brandon Park, Clayton South and Springvale.
The Department of Health has told anyone who visited the exposure sites they must immediately isolate, take a COVID-19 test, and remain isolated for 14-days.
It remains unknown whether the worker is carrying the new, more infectious strain of COVID-19.
Premier Daniel Andrews re-introduced the rules around masks and gathering limits in a late night press conference on Wednesday.
Household gatherings were limited to 15 people, plus household members, excluding children under 12 months, in effect from 11.59pm Wednesday February 3.
Masks are now mandatory in public indoor spaces, apart from when eating or drinking. The Department of Health has strongly recommended masks for visits to homes.
A Hotel Quarantine worker at the Grand Hyatt Hotel has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19).— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) February 3, 2021
Anyone who has visited these exposure sites during the times below must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and remain isolated for 14 days. pic.twitter.com/BNpSOEcpHY
The 75 per cent return to work cap planned for Monday has been paused, while the 50 per cent cap remains in place.
Mr Andrews urged anyone with any symptoms to get tested for COVID-19, first thing in the morning.
The COVID-19 case was confirmed in a quarantine worker at the Grand Hyatt Hotel after he developed symptoms and was tested on February 2, returning a positive result late on February 3.
He had previously been tested at the end of his last-worked shift on January 29, returning a negative result.
All Australian Open players, officials and supports staff who were staying at the Grand Hyatt are considered casual contacts, who must immediately isolate and get tested.
Hotel staff are considered primary close contacts, who must immediately isolate, take a COVID-19 test and isolate for 14 days.
A full list of exposure sites is available on the Department of Health website.
- with AAP.