Melbourne records another 238 COVID-19 infections

The nightmare continues with Melbourne recording another 238 COVID-19 infections, but they look to be stabilising:

New South Wales’ new cases were steady at 13.

Victoria now has 2026 active COVID-19 cases, 97% of the nation’s total:

Victoria’s total COVID-19 infections have now reached 4,448, and continue to rise fast:


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  1. To be fair, it all looks manageable from here. I think the UK were recording 15,000 cases a day at one point (something crazy anyway).

  2. That blue line looks like my investment returns! That can’t mean it’s bad, right?



    “The New York Times reports that the White House is stripping the CDC of control of coronavirus data:

    The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all Covid-19 patient information to a central database in Washington beginning on Wednesday. The move has alarmed health experts who fear the data will be politicized or withheld from the public.”

    Might close my usd hedge. That country is going to hell in a hand basket very quickly…

    • truthisfashionable

      Good to see he is still running the USA like a business. Once the higher-ups get wind of an independent report that makes them look bad it needs to be ‘centralised for reporting oversight’ and promptly change the metrics it was reporting on to ensure the MBA holding dimwit maintains eligibility for their performance incentives.

    • TheLambKingMEMBER

      Might close my usd hedge

      I have a ‘play’ where I buy (an ETF of physical gold on the ASX) at any sign of a crisis. And it works a treat as it is also a USD hedge as physical gold is measured in USD. I am not sure what to do if the US goes south as well 🙁

  4. stabilise until it jumps again. recall testing lags numbers. No surprise here if jumps again later this week and that triggers lockdown 4

  5. Why the lack of public data re virus strains? Is D614G in Australia? Does that account for the increase in community transmission? If the public knew it is possible that they would be more cautious.

    • There’s only really one strain of virus. These are just single amino acid changes from a point mutation. As far a the immune systems concerned its all the same virus. Even SARS1 antibodies neutralize SARS 2. The only thing you might get is a weaker virus which would be a good thing.

  6. Arthur Schopenhauer

    Greg Hunt on Covid elimination:
    “…making promises that can’t be kept in a world where you need have access to trade, to medical supplies coming in, humanitarian arrivals [and] family reunions – all of these critical things.”
    Sounds like an economy where you need immigration to keep the wheels turning.
    Sounds like they have given up. Given up on the citizens.