Victoria Recorded 77 New COVID-19 Cases on July 2

Increased community transmission and confirmed student-to-student transmission could mean home learning for Melbournes COVID-19 hot spots after the school holidays.

“I will give as much notice as I can around the resumption of school in those restricted postcodes,” he said on July 2.

“I want to see both that were turning transmission around but also that we dont have such levels of community transmission, with students becoming infected, that our resourcing is all focused on response to cases in schools.”

Also on Thursday, the state government confirmed veteran judge Jennifer Coate will lead the inquiry into Victorias disastrous hotel quarantine program.

The program is on hold for a fortnight and Corrections Victoria is taking over its operation from private security.

Premier Daniel Andrews on Wednesday said genomic sequencing had traced a big proportion of coronavirus cases to breaches in hotels hosting returned travellers.

The inquiry will report its findings by September 25.

Victoria recorded 77 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, which brought the states total to 2303, of which 415 are active.

Of the new cases, 13 are linked to outbreaks, 37 were detected through routine testing and 27 are under investigation. None are in hotel quarantine.

Victoria has recorded double-digit case numbers for 16 days, particularly in Melbournes northern and western suburbs, prompting localised lockdowns from Thursday.

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