15 more deaths in aged care as Victoria records 116 new cases

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed 116 new cases of COVID-19 in his press briefing, the lowest daily increase in new cases since July 5 where there were 74 new cases.

The Premier also confirmed 15 deaths, all linked to aged care outbreaks.

This includes three females and five males in their 80s, four females and two males in their 90s and one female in her 100s. This brings the state’s total COVID death toll to 430.

Victoria now has 3701 active cases, with 1,568 linked to aged care settings.

The major aged care outbreaks include:

– 211 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping (2 new cases since Friday)
– 195 cases linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner (1 new case since Friday)
– 160 cases linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee (8 new cases since Friday)
– 159 cases linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer (1 new case since Friday)
– 138 cases linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth (6 new cases since Friday)
– 119 cases linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North (6 new cases since Friday)
– 118 cases linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir (6 new cases since Friday)
– 114 cases linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North (1 new case since Friday)
– 110 cases linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury (1 new case since Friday)
– 109 cases linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg (no new cases since Friday)

The Premier also confirmed there are 629 Victorians in hospital with 31 in intensive care, and 17 currently on a ventilator.

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