Victoria has recorded 384 new cases of COVID-19, and, sadly, six more deaths.
Premier Daniel Andrews said six people had died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours - two people in their 90s, three people in their 80s, and one person in their 70s.
Four of those deaths were from aged care outbreaks.
Mr Andrews said elective surgery, other than category one and the most urgent category two surgeries, will be suspended.
"Only the most urgent patients will be treated, that is appropriate because... it will free up staff," he said.
Mr Andrews said staff from Eastern Health would be moved into aged care settings.
"Some of what's gone on in some of theses settings is simply not acceptable," he said.
Mr Andrews said the aged care situation was a critical challenge.
In total 83 people have died in Victoria from COVID-19.
NSW has recorded 14 new cases.
Watch Mr Andrews speak below.
On Monday, 532 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Victoria and six people died.
Earlier this morning, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he would return to Canberra for crisis talks about deadly coronavirus outbreaks in Victorian nursing homes.
Mr Morrison has cut short his planned tour of Queensland as fears mount about more deaths of aged care residents across Melbourne.
"The urgency of the situation requires me to return to Canberra," he told reporters on the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday.
Australian Associated Press
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