Victoria’s COVID outbreak continues to worsen with the state recording another 1965 locally acquired COVID cases and five deaths:
Reported yesterday: 1,965 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas.
– 41,177 vaccines administered
– 73,443 test results received
– Sadly, 5 people with COVID-19 have died
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) October 8, 2021
It was the highest daily count recorded anywhere in Australia since the beginning of the pandemic, with Victoria’s daily cases also towering above NSW:
Victoria’s active cases have climbed to around 17,200:
A whopping 2.676% of Victoria’s tests over the past 24 hours came back positive, according to COVIDBaseAU:
Finally, Victoria’s Reff remains above 1.0 at 1.29, meaning cases should continue to rise:
What a disaster.