The 17 confirmed deaths in Victoria due to Covid-19 announced on Sunday - including two people in their 50s - takes the state's death toll to 210 and the nationwide tally to 295. Premier Daniel Andrews said more than 2700 confirmed Covid-19 cases around the state have no known source and remain the primary concern of health authorities. There are almost 1000 Victorian health care workers who currently have Covid-19. Metropolitan Melbourne has been under tough stage-four restrictions since last Sunday evening, but residents won't see the results of their efforts for another one to two weeks. Some 43 Victorian Covid-19 patients are currently in intensive care, with 26 on ventilators.
Source: Otago Daily Times August 09, 2020 02:26 UTC