The official COVID-19 data has been released with Victoria recording 627 new infections versus NSW’s 21:
Additional key data for Victoria includes:
- 8 more deaths (all aged over 50);
- 928 active cases in aged care; and
- 1030 health workers infected.
Three weeks after lockdown, Melbourne’s infections continue to increase:
Worryingly, the virus is spreading fast through the community, with locally acquired cases continuing to grow:
After showing stability, NSW’s locally acquired infection rate has begun to tick up:
Even so, NSW is doing a far better job controlling the virus than Victoria did at the comparable time:
There are now 5,956 active COVID-19 cases in Victoria, 96% of the nation’s total. NSW has 229 active cases, 3.7% of the nation’s total:
Since the pandemic began, Victoria has recorded 10,577 COVID-19 cases, roughly triple NSW’s 3,756 cases:
Victoria’s infection rate is just under 160 people per 100,000 residents, more than triple NSW’s 46 per 100,000:
A public health disaster is unfolding in Victoria.
How long will the Government wait until moving to stage 4 restrictions?