Spike In COVID Deaths In Victoria

Premier Daniel Andrews says the plan will be released “as soon as we can” out of the Melbourne stage 4 restrictions, while the Chief Health Officer expects a downward trend in new cases of coronavirus will continue.

Victoria has recorded 149 new cases of coronavirus overnight and 24 more people have died with COVID-19, with 21 of those deaths linked to outbreaks of old-age care.

The deaths are comprised of one woman in her sixties, three men in her seventies, three women and seven men in her eighties, and six women and four men in her ninties.

Mr Andrews said the state extended its sympathies and condolences to the families who were mourning the virus’ loss of loved ones.

There are 1,487 active cases and 121 active outbreaks across the state in aged care settings, and 50 active cases in the settings of disability facilities.

But the Premier said the combined efforts of state and commonwealth agencies were beginning to bring “significant stability” to the “very challenging” outbreaks across those sectors.

Today’s figures come after 148 cases were reported yesterday and 116 cases were announced Monday — in more than seven weeks the lowest daily number of new cases.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton described the daily number of new cases as “stubborn,” but said less than 150 new cases were “not bad” for three consecutive days.

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