12 new cases and one death recorded in Victoria as rolling 14-day average for metro Melbourne increases

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There were 12 new cases reported in Victoria on Tuesday, with the state’s total number of active cases sitting at 186.

This is a 16% decrease on the 216 active cases reported at the same time last week.

Of the active cases, 30 (16%) have been linked to aged care.

The state also recorded one new death, a man in his 70s.

This took the state’s total death toll to 811.

There was a slight increase in the rolling 14-day average for metropolitan Melbourne, up to 10.0 from 9.9 the day before. The regional average remained steady on 0.4.

And there were 23 Victorians in hospital, with zero in intensive care.

The major aged care outbreaks include:

  • 17 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 52)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 82)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Opal Hobsons Bay Aged Care Facility (total cases: 46)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Uniting Age Well Preston (total cases: 3)

Road-map could be rejigged if state misses targets

In his daily press briefing, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews suggested the government’s road-map to recovery could be rejigged, even if the state was unable to its case targets.

“We will not be delivering the entirety of step three … We will, however, choose those items on that list of things proposed to happen this coming Sunday,” he said.

“Those that are safe, we will proceed with. And there may be some others that we believe are safe that were not necessarily foreshadowed at that time. This is a changing thing.”

Situation in Victoria very different to NSW – Chief Health Officer

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton also appeared at the daily press briefing, rebutting comparisons between NSW and Victoria’s lockdown measures.

“The circumstances in New South Wales are very different,” he said.

“They have prospectively followed a small number of cases over recent months, where they’ve looked forward to the contacts that they have and managed them appropriately.”

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Lauren is the Editor at DCM Group and has guided its range of media including The Weekly SOURCE, The Daily RESOURCE and The Donaldson Sisters since 2016. With 13 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and commentator, Lauren is the only journalist to have attended every session of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, producing 300 issues of the subscriber-only The Daily COMMISSION which offers exclusive insights and analysis of the issues surrounding the Royal Commission and the aged care sector.