What a 'second wave' of coronavirus would look like
Australia's chief nursing and midwifery officer Alison McMillan has described what a "second wave" of the deadly coronavirus would look like.
She warned "this pandemic is not over" as the country recorded 85 new cases in the past 24 hours.
Most were in Victoria, where the localised outbreak in Melbourne saw 75 new cases recorded.
There were also seven in New South Wales and three in South Australia.
Nation-wide, 15 people are in hospital with the virus, and just one in intensive care. There have been no further deaths.
Ms McMillan reaffirmed that the ongoing surge in Victoria was not a "second wave" of the virus, but a localised outbreak.
"A second wave is not something that's easy to describe, but we would look to see widespread community transmission across the country," she said.
"The label is less important than the actions we take."
Ms McMillan said health authorities had heard of instances of "young people saying this is a disease of the older community".
She warned that although younger people might suffer milder symptoms, they were absolutely at risk of infection and could spread the virus to more vulnerable Australians if they were not careful.
She urged all Australians to continue to practice safe distancing and good hygiene.