Victorian man dies, 273 new cases, remote learning to resume in schools

Victorian man dies, 273 new cases, remote learning to resume in schools

Victoria has recorded 273 cases of coronavirus overnight, while another Victorian has died due to the virus. It comes as the Premier announced the majority of students in locked down areas would return to remote learning from July 20. The man, in his 70s, died overnight, bringing the total number of deaths to 24. The state’s chief health officer, Professor Brett Sutton, said Victoria was facing “the public health challenge of our lifetime”. “We haven’t even gotten to a peak with this epidemic and we have to throw absolutely everything at it,” he said. There are currently 57 Victorians in hospital with the virus, with 16 of those in intensive care. A total of 145 cases are currently linked to public housing blocks in North Melbourne and Flemington, with Prof Sutton revealing the true number of case may be greater. - Two linked to LaManna’s supermarket in Essendon; - Two linked to Linfox distribution in Truganina; - Four linked to JBS Abattoir in Brooklyn; - Eight linked to The Alfred Hospital; Prof Sutton said a number of cases were linked to clusters. He said those in health and aged care settings were of particular concern. “Of course it’s a concern,” he said. “The (medical) workforce know what to do but it is a risk. “They are brave and they are brilliant at responding to positive cases.” He said the 11 cases at a tower is Carlton were not as “high risk” as those in Flemington and North Melbourne. “They are in towers. They are not ...
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