Medical staff dispose of clinical waste at an aged care facility amid coronavirus disease outbreak in Melbourne, Australia.(REUTERS)
Medical staff dispose of clinical waste at an aged care facility amid coronavirus disease outbreak in Melbourne, Australia.(REUTERS)

Record-high of new Covid-19 cases reported in Australia’s Victoria

Victoria on Sunday suffered its deadliest day since the pandemic began after reporting 10 deaths, mostly at aged-care facilities.
Sydney | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 10:52 AM IST

Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria reported on Monday six new deaths from the coronavirus and logged a record daily increase of 532 new cases compared with 459 a day earlier.

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“Five of those six deaths are connected to outbreaks in aged care,” state Premier Daniel Andrews said in a media briefing in Melbourne.

Victoria on Sunday suffered its deadliest day since the pandemic began after reporting 10 deaths, mostly at aged-care facilities.

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

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