Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Regional travel warning for Victorians

Sixteen of the 21 COVID-19 deaths recorded in Victoria in the last 24 hours have been linked to the state’s aged care sector.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced Victoria’s new COVID death toll figures this morning, saying health authorities had identified 410 new cases of the virus since yesterday.

Of the 21 new deaths recorded, there were two females and one male in their 70s, six females and five males in their 80s, 5 males and one female in their 90s and one female in her 100s.

The state now has 1,079 active health worker cases, and 1,929 active cases in aged care.

The Premier warned Victorians to reconsider travel between metropolitan and regional Victoria.

“Any additional cases are of concern to us so the point that I would make – you’ve done a great job of following the rules but it’s important that every regional Victorian stays the course with this.”

“I just ask people to give extra thought to that and if that trip could be avoided, that travel could be limited, that’s conducive with less movement, less cases and getting to the other side of this.”

The state also recorded a further 58 ‘mystery cases’ since yesterday, with the source of those new infections currently unknown.

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