Victoria has officially recorded 723 new COVID-19 infections – a new daily record – alongside a record 13 deaths (all elderly):
There are now also 34 people in Victorian ICU.
Today’s surge suggests that Victoria’s infection rate is yet to peak:
NSW, by contrast, recorded 18 new COVID-19 infections, down from 19 yesterday.
While overall infections are accumulating, the rate of community transmission is flat in NSW:
Moreover, NSW is managing infections far better than Victoria:
There are now 5,520 active COVID-19 infections in Victoria, 96% of the nation’s total. NSW has 209 active infections, 3.6% of the nation’s total:
Since the pandemic first began, Victoria has recorded 9,998 COVID-19 infections, almost triple the 3,736 recorded in NSW:
Victoria’s infection rate has now hit 140 per 100,000 residents, more than triple NSW’s 43 per 100,000 residents:
The nightmare continues…