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Victoria records 627 new cases of Coronavirus

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Jul 31, 2020
Picture credit: 9news.com.au

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Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews has announced that Victoria has recorded 627 new cases of COVID-19, with a further 8 more deaths, with 4 of those deaths being linked to aged care facilities. With yesterday having the highest recorded number of new cases yet, at 723.

The alarming news that was announced by Andrews was that out of the 500+ home visits that Australian Defence Force and health personnel did yesterday, more than 130 people, who have tested positive to COVID-19, were not home. 

“It’s simply unacceptable if you have COVID-19 for you to be out”– Daniel Andrews said.

Daniel Andrews has also announced that further lockdowns could be on the table for Victoria. He shared that in the next few days, health authorities will be doing a detailed analysis of Victoria’s COVID-19 data to assess if or what further measures are needed to be able to bring the states cases down and under control.

Speaking of the high numbers Andrews says “There are a number of factors driving that- workplaces, people not staying at ome while awaiting a COVID result”.

Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton also shared how further restrictions would have high economic and social consequences. “The impact on businesses, the impact on livelihoods, the impact of people’s emotional wellbeing, is significant” Sutton says. 

Remember to stay home, especially if you are awaiting results for a test or have tested positive to COVID-19.