Epidemiologist on Victoria's lockdown as state records more infections

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Newstalk ZB / news.com.au,
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Mon, 3 Aug 2020, 7:52PM
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Epidemiologist on Victoria's lockdown as state records more infections

Author
Newstalk ZB / news.com.au,
Publish Date
Mon, 3 Aug 2020, 7:52PM

Victoria has recorded 429 new infections overnight, with case numbers nearing 12,000 across the virus-plagued state.

Thirteen more people have died — a man in his 60s, two men and a woman in their 70s, two men in their 80s and five women and two men in their 90s.

Eight of the 13 new deaths were linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. They take the state’s death toll to 136.

Of the 429 new infections, 36 were linked to outbreaks and 393 were under investigation.

There are 416 Victorians in hospital, including 35 in intensive care. A total of 1195 healthcare workers are infected with the virus.

AGED CARE OUTBREAKS

139 cases at St Basil’s Home for the Aged, Fawkner

130 cases at Epping Gardens Aged Care, Epping

106 cases at Estia Aged Care Facility, Ardeer

101 cases at Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes, Kilsyth

88 cases at Estia Aged Care Facility, Heidelberg

65 cases at Glendale Aged Care Facility, Werribee

63 cases at Menarock Life Aged Care, Essendon

61 cases at Aurrum Aged Care Facility, Plenty

58 cases at Outlook Gardens Aged Care facility, Dandenong North

55 cases at Baptcare Wyndham Lodge, Werribee.

New cases have also emerged at Lilydale Lodge Aged Care Facility, Estia Health Aged Care Facility in Glen Waverley and BlueCross The Boulevard in Mill Park.

KNOWN OUTBREAKS

185 cases at Al-Taqwa College, Truganina

148 cases at Bertocchi Smallgoods, Thomastown

129 cases at Somerville Retail Services, Tottenham

86 cases at JBS, Brooklyn

77 cases at Australian Lamb Company, Colac

71 cases at Melbourne Health Royal Park Campus

36 cases at Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave

20 cases at Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater

21 cases at Catholic Regional College in Sydenham

31 cases at Linfox warehouse in Truganina

30 cases at St Vincent’s Hospital

The Health Department also confirmed it was investigating COVID-19 cases linked to Qantas freight, the Northern Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Melbourne United basketball club, Bestway Dandenong, Jayco Dandenong, and Martin and Pleasance health foods in Port Melbourne.