Sunday, June 26, 2022

Victoria’s Covid case numbers surge to 1,438, five deaths

Victoria has recorded a staggering 1438 new Covid-19 cases, exceeding 1000 and breaking its daily infections record.
A further five people have died with coronavirus in the state.
Australian Medical Association vice president Chris Moy told Today the large spike in cases was “extremely scary” particularly given Melbourne’s hospital system has come under siege with COVID-19 patients.
“Although they are only one day’s numbers, they are extremely scary, particularly with all the reports about the overall health system which is the critical thing,” Dr Moy said.
“Hopefully, as more vaccinations happen, the numbers will start to plateau, as they have in New South Wales.”
Dr Moy said the protests which took place in Melbourne last week were “extremely worrying” as thousands of people had gathered in close proximity, which had the potential of a super-spreading event.
“Those protests particularly were extremely worrying in terms of the fact that so many people were close together, and the unrestrained nature of them,” he said.
“We have already seen the cases within the actual union officers.”
The case number spike is not far off New South Wales’ peak of 1603 cases.
There were 34,323 vaccine doses administered yesterday and 65,497 test results received.

Victorians stranded in NSW permitted to return

Victorians stranded in high-risk areas of NSW will be allowed to return home under an expansion of the home quarantine trial from today.
But those planning to cross the border into Victoria must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 and have returned a negative coronavirus test 72 hours before they leave NSW.

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