Australia Coronavirus claims another life in Victoria, bringing state's COVID-19 death toll to 13

04:00  10 april  2020
04:00  10 april  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Victoria's death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 13 after another person died overnight.

The number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,241 after 13 more cases were confirmed overnight.

There are 43 people in hospital and 13 people remain in intensive care.

The figures come as the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the State Government would invest $40.2 million in crisis accommodation and specialist services for people suffering or at risk of family violence.

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The Government will put $20 million towards short-term accommodation for people who do not feel safe isolating or recovering from COVID-19 at home.

Another $20.2 million will help family violence services meet the expected increase in demand during the health crisis.

The package will include about $5 million for technology and protective equipment and targeted funding will be provided to Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.

More to come.

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