Two new cases of viruses in Geelong on Victoria’s deadliest day


Greater Geelong reported two new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, bringing the number of active cases in the city to 31.

Along the Surf Coast there have been no changes with 4 cases still active, while in the Golden Plains there are now 5 active infections, one less than yesterday.

The number of active cases in the Colac Otway Shire has increased by one hour to 47, after two new infections and one recovery.

There are now 476 people with the virus living in the Wyndham council area, 38 more than on Saturday.

Queenscliffe has yet to register a virus case since the start of the pandemic.

It arrives as Victoria records the deadliest day since the pandemic started with 10 deaths overnight, including a 40-year-old man.

Another 459 new virus infections were registered across the state on Sunday.

Of these 82 have links to known outbreaks while 377 remain under investigation.

It brings Victoria’s virus count to 8,181 after 22 cases yesterday were reclassified.

There are currently 4,233 active infections across the state, including 381 health workers and 560 related to aged care.

There are also 228 patients with the virus in Victoria’s hospital system, including 42 in intensive care.

One of those located here in Geelong, under the care of ICU Barwon Health staff at University Hospital Geelong.

The hike comes when Victoria breaks another test record with over 42,000 tests done in the past 24 hours.


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