Latest COVID-19 figures: Victoria records another spike as meatworks cluster balloons
Victoria has recorded its highest number of new coronavirus cases in almost a month.
In the last 24 hours, 22 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the state, including 19 linked to the cluster at a Melbourne meat processing facility.
Two of today’s new cases were detected among returned travellers who are in hotel quarantine.
Today’s figure, the highest number of new cases recorded in a day since April 8, brings the Victorian case total to 1406.
Yesterday, Victoria recorded its highest number of coronavirus tests in a day, with 13,000 people undergoing testing.
“I just can’t say enough just how pleased, and proud, and grateful I am,” Premier Daniel Andrews said of the all-time testing high.
Press PLAY below to hear Premier Daniel Andrews announce today’s figures, and Neil Mitchell’s commentary.
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VICTORIA’S DAILY CASES
April 20: 1 new case
April 21: 7 new cases
April 22: 2 new cases (and 2 cases removed from total)
April 23: 1 new case
April 24: 6 new cases
April 25: 3 new cases
April 26: 3 new cases
April 27: 1 new case
April 28: 2 new cases
April 29: 3 new cases
April 30: 7 new cases
May 1: 3 new cases
May 2: 7 new cases
May 3: 13 new cases
Today: 22 new cases