Victoria’s new COVID-19 cases rise to three-day high
Victoria’s daily new COVID-19 case figure has risen to a three-day high, with 28 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours.
Of the new cases, 22 are linked to known outbreaks and complex cases, mostly in aged care.
Three historic cases have been removed from Victoria’s case tally.
Another three people have died with coronavirus, bringing the Victorian death toll to 766.
All three of yesterday’s deaths are linked to aged care.
There are currently 83 people in hospital with COVID-19. Of those, eight are in intensive care, including five on ventilators.
Another 11,123 tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours.
The 14-day rolling average in Melbourne has fallen to 32.8, and there were 45 cases with an unknown source recorded from September 6 to 19.
In regional Victoria, the rolling 14-day average figure is 1.6.
There are currently 4268 cases with an unknown source.
The state government has announced $30 million in funding to upgrade more than 50 public sector aged care facilities.
#COVID19VicData: Yesterday there were 28 new cases & the loss of 3 lives reported. Our thoughts are with all affected.
The 14 day rolling average & number of cases with unknown source are down from yesterday as we move toward COVID Normal. Info https://t.co/eTputEZdhs #COVID19Vic pic.twitter.com/8NkTWU489K
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) September 21, 2020
NEW VICTORIAN CASES THIS WEEK:
September 15: 41
September 16: 42
September 17: 28
September 18: 45
September 19: 21
September 20: 14
September 21: 11