295 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Victoria in the past 24 hours and nine people have died.
Premier Daniel Andrews is addressing the state. Watch him speak below.
Late yesterday, after silence from the health department, Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton revealed the Wodonga case of COVID-19 was not contracted in the city.
NSW recorded 19 new cases of COVID-19 and have revealed all gyms must now have a dedicated 'COVID Safe Hygiene Marshall'.
Earlier today Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Professor Brendan Murphy
Mr Morrison said the Victorian aged care situation was very distressing.
"The most vulnerable in our community has always been our highest concern," he said.
Mr Morrison said 750 healthcare workers in Victoria had been infected with COVID-19.
It comes as hospital staff and Australian Defence Force medics were sent into Victoria's coronavirus-stricken aged care facilities, as deaths mount.
Four of Victoria's six deaths on Tuesday were linked to outbreaks in aged care, bringing the state's toll from the virus to 83 and the national toll to 167.
There are now 4775 active COVID-19 cases across Victoria, with 769 of those are linked to aged care homes and 414 among health workers.
Premier Daniel Andrews on Tuesday announced elective surgeries would be suspended in metropolitan Melbourne, except for category one and the most urgent category two procedures.
He said the move would free up hospital beds to treat residents and allow health workers to go into aged care homes to cope with the staff shortages.
He said it would also allow staff to provide care and support to the most vulnerable residents in and coming out of private sector aged care, noting resident transfers would be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
The premier told reporters he would not want in his mother in some of the federally regulated homes, prompting an emotional defence of carers and nurses from federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.
- with Australian Associated Press