Victoria records another 17 virus deaths, 394 new cases

Elias Hubbard
August 9, 2020

Australia's second-most populated state, Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the COVID-19 break out on Sunday, with 17 individuals passing away, as authorities prevented a prepared anti-mask rally in the capital of Melbourne.

While the addition of new cases was the smallest in 11 days, the death toll was the greatest in a single day since the pandemic began and brought the total number of deaths to 210.

The deaths include one man in his 30s, two men in their 70s, two men and three women in their 80s and four women in their 90s. Six of the deaths were related to aged care.

He said they could have seen thousands of cases each day if they hadn't stabilised those numbers.

"This will be an incredibly hard time for them and I want them to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers as we continue to do everything we possibly can to deal with this second wave and to get beyond it", Premier Daniel Andrews said on Sunday. He added 994 of the active cases were health care workers.

The state recorded its previous one-day high of 484 cases last week.

He said it could take more than a week to see the positive results of stage four restrictions.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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