Victoria experiences another massive rise in cases

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Newstalk ZB / news.com.au,
Publish Date
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 3:59PM
Eight staff members from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne have tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo / News Corp Australia)

Victoria experiences another massive rise in cases

Author
Newstalk ZB / news.com.au,
Publish Date
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 3:59PM

Victoria has reported 273 new cases of coronavirus after a shocking week of record new daily numbers for the state.  

Victoria has announced changes in its schooling in response to its second spike in coronavirus cases, with students living in Greater Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire returning to remote learning. A man in his 70s also died overnight in Victoria, taking the national death toll to 108.

While Victoria has reported a staggering 273 new cases of coronavirus today, NSW reported five new cases of the virus, and Queensland has reported zero new cases.

It comes as a cluster of eight coronavirus cases has been recorded among staff at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

The hospital says the cluster includes five cases acquired through community transmission and three cases detected through contact tracing.

It’s the second time the hospital had reported a cluster of cases during the pandemic — the first time was at the beginning when a cluster was detected in March.

Currently no patients have contracted the virus through the hospital.