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Australia Victorian coronavirus cases continue to soar with record 532 new infections, six deaths

05:27  27 july  2020
05:27  27 july  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Victoria has recorded 532 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day total in the state since the pandemic began.

Six people have died with COVID-19, including a woman aged in her 90s, a woman and a man in their 80s, a woman and a man in their 70s and a man in his 50s.

Premier Daniel Andrews said five of the six deaths were connected to outbreaks in aged care.

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Victoria has recorded 357 new coronavirus cases and another five deaths on Saturday. Victoria has announced 357 new coronavirus cases (pictured) after clusters in aged care facilities continue to 'All infection control measures will remain in place until test results are known,' Mr Kinnersly said.

As the number of cases has continued to climb, so has the number of hospitalizations, which dipped briefly below 28,000 in mid-June but is On Saturday, South Carolina announced 80 new deaths , a single-day record . On Friday, the number of people known to be hospitalized with the coronavirus in

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Victoria now has 4,542 active cases, with 683 of those connected to aged care and 400 cases in health workers.

There are 245 people in Victorian hospitals with the virus, including 44 in intensive care units.

Mr Andrews said there were "far too many people" going to work while sick.

"You simply can't go to work if you have symptoms. You can't go to work if you feel sick, even mildly," he said.

"This is the biggest driver, it's not the only issue, but it is the biggest driver of transmission."

Mr Andrews said unless people changed their behaviour the state would continue to see new case numbers at "unacceptably high levels".

More to come.

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