Vic fights second peak, not second wave of COVID-19

Deputy chief medical officer Dr. Nick Coatsworth said that Victorian health officials had not lost control of the coronavirus situation as cases escalated across the state. Victoria recorded nearly 100 new virus cases over the weekend during a suburban test blitz as Andrews’ government plans to reinstate the bans to prevent a new outbreak of infections. “Out of control, this would imply a large number of people hospitalized in Australia; there are only 11 and one in an intensive care unit, “Coatsworth told Sky News. He said the Victorian government had put in place “unprecedented” measures to curb the spread, but “did not doubt their ability to control this.” “The large majority [of cases] are linked to known epidemics in Victoria, so the cases of community transmission where there is no link, which would be worrying, remain in the very small minority of these cases, “he said. “If you look at the epidemiological curve right now, it’s best to describe it as a second peak in the case of Victoria which has created several geographic epidemics.” Image: Getty

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