Victorian COVID-19 infections surge by another 165 cases

Victoria has recorded another 165 new COVID-19 infections, with only 30 linked to known outbreaks:

There are now 932 active cases in Victoria, 97% of Australia’s total:

Leith van Onselen


    • I think that weather and pollution levels in Sydney are not suitable for coronavirus to become airborne … so it’s unlikely we’ll see outbreak in Sydney at this stage

    • Mining BoganMEMBER

      Give it two weeks and it will be flying into the sun. You know, like that Icarus bloke.

    • Torchwood1979

      It is over the past fortnight, but you’d need to slice the NSW data to see how many of those are community (unknown) transmission or local (known) transmission as opposed to overseas travellers in quarantine. It’s the first one that we should be scared of, and it’s running rampant in Victoria.

      What about those three new cases in the ACT yesterday? Does anyone know if they’re community transmission? If so ACT should be concerned.

      Edited to add: worked out how to slice the data on the ABC coronavirus chart site. 2/3 of those ACT cases are community transmission. The upward slope for NSW is entirely overseas travellers in quarantine, so nothing to be concerned about in those official numbers but watch this space if it’s got out of Victoria…

      • Mining BoganMEMBER

        I think they were Victorian visitors or had a Vic connection.

        Happy to be corrected though.

        • PalimpsestMEMBER

          Correct. 2 were recently returned from VIC, one was a family member. Fourth case today connected to the same cluster.

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  2. Funny how Australian consider 160 new cases (few dozen more than yesterday) to be a catastrophe while in most of the world that many new cases are no news

    • Segregate Victoria

      We’re trying to keep it out of the country so we don’t turn into Europe and the USA.

      Life in East Asia, Thailand and Vietnam is going back to normal within the borders without a health crisis.

      Better to err on the side of caution rather than send our elderly to a sure death.

      If businesses collapse then so be it. If it’s open slather those businesses are going collapse when everyone stays home because they don’t want to get infected at a restaurant.

      • how about the rest of south east Asia?

        I don’t think all of Australia has the right climate to enjoy that

        • Segregate Victoria

          Indonesia has failed but their initial plan was to pray it away. People continued to attend mosques.

          Thailand and Vietnam had a concerted and committed response to protect the health of their citizens and have had incredible results. Wuhan Virus free.

          I don’t think western countries have governments or citizens with the will, patience or know how to organise a response.

          The average Aussie puts a non-essential clothing or electronics purchase on credit or Afterpay such is the level of impatience, ADHD and lack of ability to delay gratification.

          Good luck trying to get that same person to stay at home only leaving the house for essentials for a couple of months.

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