Melbourne hospital cluster grows sparking fears it could derail city's road to ...

Melbourne hospital cluster grows sparking fears it could derail the city's road to coronavirus recovery and keep residents in Stage 4 lockdown misery Melbourne hospital cluster threatening to throw road to recovery off course Victoria confirmed 11 new cases on Thursday including one linked to hospital Two staff members and a patient contracted coronavirus at Box Hill Hospital  NSW is battling surging cases after 12 days without community transmission

By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press

Published: 21:36 BST, 8 October 2020 | Updated: 22:23 BST, 8 October 2020

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A Melbourne hospital cluster is threatening to throw the city's scheduled return to normality off course - as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews warns the state's residents they could face extended restrictions to their lifestyle.

Victorian health authorities on Thursday confirmed one of the state's latest 11 cases was linked to Box Hill Hospital in the city's east.

The cluster at the facility - which was the site of an outbreak in mid-July - has grown to include two staff members and one patient.   

An investigation has been launched and contact tracers deployed to contain the cluster. 

The outbreak comes as New South Wales battles a resurgence in cases after 12 days without community transmission - recording eight locally transmitted cases on Thursday.

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A coronavirus outbreak at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne's east has grown to include two staff members and one patient

A coronavirus outbreak at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne's east has grown to include two staff members and one patient

A healthcare worker tests for COVID-19 at a testing facility in Kilmore, north of Melbourne on October 6. The cluster of cases at a hospital in the city's east has threatened to derail Premier Daniel Andrews' roadmap to recovery

A healthcare worker tests for COVID-19 at a testing facility in Kilmore, north of Melbourne on October 6. The cluster of cases at a hospital in the city's east has threatened to derail Premier Daniel Andrews' roadmap to recovery

The confirmed cases have sparked health alerts

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