Victoria has recorded a pandemic high 603 new COVID cases over the past 24 hours, alongside one death:
Reported yesterday: 603 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas.
– 40,811 vaccines administered
– 48,829 test results received
– Sadly, 1 person with COVID-19 has died
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) September 20, 2021
The next chart plots the breakout in daily cases:
Victoria’s daily cases continue to track way ahead of NSW’s at the same point in their outbreak:
Active cases have climbed to 6000:
And Victoria’s active cases are running ahead of NSW’s at the same point in their outbreak:
Yesterday, the Victorian Government directed all construction sites in locked-down metropolitan and regional areas to shut down for two weeks from 21 September. It stated that the directive was in response to the wild protests seen outside the CFMEU’s headquarters in Melbourne, allied with the continued transmission of COVID-19 on worksites.
Up to 500 anti-vaccination protesters attacked the CFMEU’s office in response to vaccination mandates that are about to come into effect. The CFMEU has stated it supports the vaccination of construction workers, but does not believe that it should be mandatory.