Victoria has recorded 384 new COVID-19 infections, down from yesterday’s record 532 cases:
Another six deaths were recorded (all elderly) with 260 patients in hospital including 42 in ICU.
NSW recorded 14 new cases, down from yesterday’s 17.
Victoria now has 4,775 active COVID-19 cases, 96% of the nation’s total. NSW has 172 active cases, around 3.5% of the nation’s total.
Since the pandemic began, Victoria has recorded a total of 9,049 COVID-19 infections, with infection rates approaching 140 per 100,000 residents. This is more than triple the rate of infection in NSW:
Finally, to free up hospital beds and staff, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that all but emergency elective surgery has been cancelled. This will enable high-risk aged car patients to be shifted into hospitals.
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