317 Coronavirus cases in Victoria in 24 hours.
This was a record number of daily infections seen in Victoria, Australia, since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. Plus, another couple of men in their 80s have died because of the killer Coronavirus.
Premier Daniel Andrews said:
“I know there’s been a lot of discussion, a lot written and said about possible stage four [restrictions], there are no announcements to be made about that today.”
“This is in the hands of all Victorians though. If you want to get out of these restrictions as fast as possible we all need to play our part.”
Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, stated that the peak of the latest surge in Novel Coronavirus cases, might not yet have hit Victoria. Asked if the spike in the new COVID-19 cases is under control,
Brett Sutton replied:
“Yes, I think so. An out-of-control outbreak is where, no matter what you’re doing, you’re seeing an exponential increase. We’re seeing an increase, but it’s relatively slow.”
Victorians are Tweeting:
“Premier DanielAndrewsMP says there’s no stage 4 announcement imminent, says the lockdown hasn’t really had time to be effective yet. Urges Victorians to do the right thing to help avoid a potential stage 4.” – Richard Willingham
“39 aged care facilities in Victoria now have confirmed covid cases, up from 32 yesterday. 7 more notifications came in overnight. Most of the 7 appear to be staff-only-cases at this stage.” – Heidi Murphy
“Link revealed between BLM protestors & a cluster of 242 cases in public housing towers. This protest was a game changer in Victoria, many people stopped listening after the state with the toughest rules did nothing to try & stop it going ahead” – Sophie Elsworth
Brett Sutton added:
“It’s a big number, in some ways I expect it to turn around this week but there’s no guarantee.”
113 people have died and there are around 10,820 cases in Australia, because of Coronavirus.