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Two workers at a Melbourne Sunshine West Australia Post centre have tested positive to coronavirus

Two workers at a Melbourne Australia Post centre have tested positive to coronavirus.

The Sunshine West parcel facility in the city’s west underwent a deep clean overnight and all close contacts are isolating. 

The postal service said none of the parcels had been affected and staff members were not at work while infectious.

An Australia Post spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia the infected workers were not in contact with customers.

‘The impacted individuals are not in customer-facing roles and while it appears they were not at work while infectious, our teams at the facility have been informed and in line with government guidelines, close contacts have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days,’ the spokesperson said.

‘Contact tracing, deep cleaning and sanitisation has taken place overnight and no parcels are affected.’  

It comes as Victoria is hit with another 466 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths. 

Premier Daniel Andrews on Saturday announced the state’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 193, with the national tally reaching 278.

The new fatalities include a man in his 30s, two men in their 70s, two men and three women in their 80s and four women in their 90s. Six deaths are linked to age care.  

Mr Andrews said there are now 7,808 active infections across the state and 988 of them are healthcare workers – an increase of 140 from Friday.

There are 44 coronavirus patients in intensive care and 29 of them are fighting for their lives on ventilators.

The latest figures come after the state reported 450 infections on Friday, a dramatic decrease from its record of 750 cases on Wednesday. 

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