11 new cases and no deaths in Victoria – 24% of state’s current active cases linked to aged care

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There were 11 new cases reported in Victoria on Thursday, bringing the state’s total number of active cases to 203.

Of these, 50 (roughly 24%) have been linked to aged care outbreaks.

At the same time last week, Victoria had 305 active cases (33% more), with 147 (65% more) linked to aged care – marking a major drop in active cases in the sector.

The death toll has also remained at 809, with no new deaths recorded.

And the state’s 14-day rolling average fell to 9.7 in metropolitan Melbourne, from the previous day’s total of 9.9, while rising to 0.4 in regional Victoria, from 0.3.

17 Victorians are in hospital, with only one in ICU.

Active aged care outbreaks with the highest active case numbers are as follows:

  • 23 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 51)
  • 8 active cases are currently linked to Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East (total cases: 23)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to Opal Hobsons Bay Aged Care Facility (total cases: 46)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 81)

Premier tight-lipped on rolling back restrictions

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews refused to commit to rolling back restrictions on October 18 in his daily press briefing, but hinted that they will go ahead provided case numbers remain low.

“We will not be making the decision for the 18th this weekend. It will be made as close to the 18th as possible,” he said.

“I think it is highly unlikely that nothing will change, there will be some changes.”