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Jumat, 14 Agustus 2020

Victoria records 303 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths - NEWS.com.au

Four people have died and another 303 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Victoria overnight as the state clocked two million tests, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed.

It’s a decrease from the 372 new infections the state recorded on Friday, and one of the lowest daily death tolls in previous weeks.

Mr Andrews said he was “sad” to confirm 293 Victorians have now lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Of the four new deaths, one is a female in her 80s, two are males in their 80s and the other is a woman in her 90s.

“Of course, our thoughts and best wishes are with the families of each of those four Victorians,” the premier said while delivering his daily coronavirus update on Saturday.

“This will be an incredibly difficult time for them and we send our best wishes and our support and our best wishes and our support and our condolences to them.”

The new figures come after chief health officer Brett Sutton said the stage 4 lockdowns had seen the state turn a corner in controlling the devastating second wave.

However, concerns remain about regional Victoria after Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo all record new virus infections.

Mr Andrews urged residents living in those larger country towns and right across regional Victoria to come forward for testing.

“Even (if you have) mild symptoms come forward, get tested. We have put extra staff on, we have more than 180 sites across the state,” he said.

“We have got to remain vigilant on that front, particularly in those big regional centres where numbers are low but we have seen some increases in the last fortnight.”

The virus continues to plague the aged care sector, with the premier confirming there now 2938 active cases in aged-care settings.

Public hospital nurses and health care workers have essentially taken over a number of aged care centres as they continue to grapple with the deadly disease.

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