The Courier-Mail


- Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · Daniel Andrews

VIC­TO­RIA has recorded its dead­li­est day of the coro­n­avirus pan­demic with 19 new deaths bring­ing the state’s grow­ing toll to 228.

Of the new deaths, 14 were con­nected to aged-care fa­cil­i­ties with out­breaks at homes across the state now linked to al­most 2000 ac­tive cases.

It came as the small­est daily in­crease in new daily cases in al­most two weeks – 322 – gave au­thor­i­ties hope num­bers were fi­nally sta­bil­is­ing.

But Premier Daniel An­drews warned it was too soon to see any sig­nif­i­cant trend in the fig­ures.

He said the sta­bil­i­sa­tion was a re­sult of stage three re­stric­tions and manda­tory mask reg­u­la­tions, but any ef­fect of the harder stage-four lockdown would be seen in com­ing weeks.

“We are see­ing some sta­bil­ity. That’s a good thing. But that’s not enough,” Mr An­drews said.

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