The latest coronavirus figures from Victoria paint a dark picture of the pandemic in southeastern Australia.
Authorities have recorded 191 positive tests in the last 24 hours, which marks more than two weeks of consecutive day-on-day new cases.
There are 37 cases linked to known outbreaks and 154 are still under investigation. There are 35 coronavirus patients in hospital and nine at in ICU.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned that lockdown restrictions could be implemented across the state, rather than just in hotspot areas.
Speaking to Channel 9, Mr Hunt said: "I think it is very important to be open and honest about that.
"To have the unprecedented closure of the border, not done in a hundred years, that is a sign that we have seven states and territories with effectively zero community transmission, one state, in particular, the north and the west of Melbourne, with a very serious outbreak."