The situation in Melbourne is escalating significantly.
Victoria has recorded 273 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Most concerning is the virus has spread to the most vulnerable settings you could imagine, hospitals and aged care facilities.
The situation has becoming “dangerous” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said at a late morning press conference Sunday.
Mr Andrews said there were now 57 people in Victorian hospitals and 16 of those were in intensive care.
There are now 1,484 active cases in Victoria.
Here are where some of the confirmed cases were recorded as being:
Public Housing: 145 at Nth Melb + Flemington public housing towers
22 at public housing in Carlton
Supermarket: 4 cases at La Manna Essendon supermarket
Meat picking plant: 11 to Summerville Meats
Hospitals: 2 cases at Brunswick Hospital
8 at Alfred Hospital
Aged Care: 11 are linked to a single aged care facility. Another handful in other aged care facilities yet to be named.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the pandemic had not yet reached its peak and authorities were throwing “absolutely everything at it”.
He said here were at least 145 cases linked to public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington which were locked down last weekend.
There are still many cases with unknown origins and teams from across Australia and Victoria were working hard to trace contacts.
People are urged to stay at home unless they have to leave for food, outdoor fitness activities, emergencies or work. People should wear face masks if possible in public.
Please see offical guidance at Vic Health I’m
Video: Press conference
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