278 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, Australia

Clay Curtis
August 14, 2020

"Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews declared on Thursday health government might ramp up analyzing across three important regional centers after" significant expansion" in coronavirus instances.

Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday there had been some "increases of concern to us" in Geelong (179 cases), Ballarat (22 cases) and Bendigo (53 cases).

"That'll give us the data and that'll mean we can answer that question definitively".

Twelve of the latest fatalities are linked to aged care facilities.

More than 400 aged care residents have also been transferred to hospital, including 14 this week.

"We don't have a system that is created to deliver the easiest outcome for the private operator", he said. "On some days, the pandemic gets the better of us, and on other days, it doesn't", he said.

Daily coronavirus cases and deaths have dropped significantly in Victoria on Thursday a day after the state's deadliest day.

He said the other 13 victims were three women and two men aged in their 80s, and four women and four men in their 90s.

Four of the deaths were connected to outbreaks at aged care facilities.

His death had therefore been wrongly attributed to COVID-19 and has been removed from state and federal figures.

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The Age newspaper on Friday reported a night duty manager at one of the quarantine hotels in Melbourne's CBD reported coming down with coronavirus on 25 May, presumably contracting it from a returned traveller.

The program was put on hold in June but is expected to resume. Almost 5 million people in Melbourne have been confined to their homes except for essential reasons for more than a month.

Opposition health spokeswoman Georgie Crozier said the move was like "shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic".

The Victorian Government announced the testing push on Thursday.

"That's one that I have asked myself this morning", Mr Andrews said.

The state also recorded 372 new cases, a jump of almost 100 infections from the previous day which was the lowest in more than three weeks.

Mr Andrews said 12 of the 14 deaths are linked to aged care outbreaks.

"And I think we've got to have a reality check about this".

Deakin University epidemiologist Catherine Bennett believes Victoria is beginning to flatten the curve.

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