Victoria records 190 new local COVID-19 cases, 103 linked to known outbreaks


By: Nalin Jayetileke 

Schools and workplaces have been some of the biggest areas that has created and pushed the Covid outbreak lately in Melbourne, taking its count to 190 local cases with 103 cases linked to known outbreaks.

Of the new infections, 103 have been linked to known outbreaks or cases which were found from over 49,000 test carried out yesterday. The state has administered over 35,464 vaccines in state-run vaccination centres.

According to federal health department figures from a day earlier, more than 60 per cent of eligible people aged over 16 are protected with a first dose, and 37.12 per cent of eligible people aged over 16 are fully vaccinated.

Regional Victoria may have freedoms sooner, with the Premier foreshadowing changes to those settings next week. As per eh ABC News report a while ago, A breakdown of the outbreak released by the Department of Health revealed that of the people diagnosed between August 1 and September 2, there were 313 cases linked to education settings. Another 142 were linked to childcare. it has also been reveled that there has been another 251 infections linked to the government category of “workplace/ industry”, and 90 linked to hospital or healthcare settings and that there are 335 people in the “other” category, which a department spokesman said included sporting venues, family and social gatherings, places of worship and transport.

Health authorities have previously said the virus was spreading rapidly through homes and family settings, and a football club was at the centre of the start of the outbreak.

Meanwhile there are reports to say that Australia aims to maintain “Covid zero” by blocking foreign arrivals, hunting for every infection, and shutting state borders after outbreaks.

City and state-wide lockdowns have been frequently enacted – sometimes after a single case.

Information courtesy: ABC News / Reader Correspondent in Melbourne