Second Black Lives Matter protester contracts coronavirus as Victorian cases climb by 12 | ABC News

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A second person who attended Melbourne’s Black Lives Matter protest has tested positive for COVID-19, among 12 new cases confirmed in Victoria.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Victoria to 1,732.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the Black Lives Matter protester was a young woman who attended the demonstration in Melbourne on June 6, but was “very unlikely” to have acquired the virus there.

Professor Sutton said the woman wore personal protective equipment (PPE) at the protest and was unlikely to have transmitted the virus to other attendees because she had been “minimally symptomatic” at the time.

“That individual took a great deal of care in terms of having a distance with others and I think is unlikely to have acquired it there given that there are a whole number of other places that this individual has gone to without PPE,” he said.

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