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Student among 12 new coronavirus cases in Victoria, NSW

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The nation has recorded 12 new cases today as public transport limits begin to be lifted in NSW due to low community transmission rates.

Australia has recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus today, with the majority emerging in Victoria.

It comes as public transport restrictions have eased in NSW after no new cases were transmitted via the community.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded nine new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

One of those is a grade five student at Strathmore Primary School, in Melbourne's north-west, which has since been closed today.

The state's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos says two others are linked to a hospital patient at Monash Health, taking the cluster there to six.

Another of the new cases is linked to a family cluster totalling 12 infections.

New South Wales

NSW has recorded three new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, all of which are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

"Pleasingly overnight we haven't had any new cases of community transmission, which is a positive sign because that is really what we are looking for," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

Strict rules will be in place on public transport across NSW from tomorrow.

"Our easing of restrictions will only work with people coming forward to getting tested and with people practicing good social distancing outside of their homes."

The state's total number of cases is now at 3134.

Queensland

Queensland has had no new confirmed cases overnight, with the number of active cases remaining at five and the total at 1065. 

Just one person is in ICU in the state.

ACT

As of 9am today, the ACT has no new cases of COVID-19.

Since the outbreak was declared, there have been 103 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, with 104 people recovering from the virus. Of those, three people have died.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-new-cases-australia-victoria-new-south-wales-queensland-act-tuesday-july-16/ac8c4475-1b5f-462f-9548-4d9787944a75

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