Brett Sutton says three areas ‘present a challenge for all of us’ as Victoria records 73 cases
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton says “we’re in a very challenging position” and three local government areas are of particular concern.
It comes as Victoria recorded 73 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases yesterday.
Of the new cases, 52 have so far been linked to known outbreaks.
At least 24 of the new local cases were in isolation for the entirety of their infectious period.
There are 49 people in Victorian hospitals with COVID-19.
Of those, 15 are in intensive care and 11 are on a ventilator.
Fifteen of the new unlinked cases are in Hobsons Bay, 14 are in Wyndham, 9 are in Shepparton, eight are in Hume, seven are in Brimbank.
There are also new unlinked cases in Darebin, Dandenong, Melbourne, Monash, Moreland, Port Phillip, Whittlesea and Yarra.
There were 26,702 vaccine doses administered at state-run clinics in Victoria yesterday and 41,395 test results received.
There are now 805 active cases of coronavirus in the state.
Of the locally-acquired cases, 52 have so far been linked to existing cases and outbreaks. Further case information will be provided this morning. [2/2]
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) August 29, 2021
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