Victoria reports 450 new COVID-19 infections


Victoria has reported 450 new cases of COVID-19. This is the most recent outbreak with the highest number of daily cases.

The numbers released on Saturday captured 24-hour statistics until midnight.

Of the 450 infections, 75 are associated with known cases and outbreaks.

Melbourne remains closed, so more than 42,760 COVID-19 tests were performed during the reporting period.

Most parts of Victoria, with the exception of Greater Sheparton, broke out of the blockade on Friday, allowing retailers and hospitality to reopen under strict rules.

Shepparton will be released from the blockade next week, and Melbourne people are waiting for the state government to announce plans to ease regulations.

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said the government was waiting for detailed modeling from Burnet’s Lab before making the announcement.

When the town of Dalesford was released from the blockage, central cafes and clinics about 100km northwest of Melbourne were forced to close doors after people infected with COVID-19 visited the venue. I did.

Cliffy’s Emporium on Raglan Street said staff working on Tuesday tested positive for the virus on Friday.

“We are working closely with the DHS, but as a precautionary measure, our team will be closed from tomorrow so they can take the test,” the cafe told Facebook.

Hospital Street Springs Medical Clinic was closed for deep cleaning on Friday after a COVID-19-positive case visited Wednesday from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm, and contact tracing was underway. ..

Meanwhile, two enthusiastic AFL fans were sent back from Western Australia to Victoria, trying to win an entry to see the season finals.

A 46-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man were subject to police warnings on Friday.

“Travel to participate in the AFL Final Series as a spectator is not considered a category of approval for admission to Western Australia from restricted locations,” police said.