VICTORIA’S DEADLIEST DAY
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.