Austin Health has started to erect tens in the gardens of Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital for coronavirus screening.

In a statement, an Austin Health spokesman said the tents will be used if there is not enough room in the hospital.

It comes as Melbourne’s northern region was revealed to have the second-highest number of Coronavirus cases.

There are now 48 confirmed cases in the Banyule area, which has more than doubled since last week.

Victoria now has 968 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 51 cases recorded overnight.

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