NINE NEW INFECTIONS IN VICTORIA: Decision on lockdown imminent
Tuesday’s case numbers have been released as the state waits to see when their lockdown extension will end.
news.com.au July 20, 2021 8:49AM
Last updated July 20, 2021 9:30AM AEST
Victoria has recorded nine new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 as the state waits to hear when their lockdown will end. There were four cases announced yesterday bringing the total for the latest reporting perio to 13.
Premier Daniel Andrews will announce details of the lockdown extension this morning. It had been planned to end at midnight.
There had also been 49,454 test results received overnight. The total amount of vaccines administered in the state is now 1,416, 523.
The spread has not yet exploded with only 13, 16, and 19 locally transmitted cases of the virus in the last three days.
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Of the 13 new locally-acquired cases, 12 have been linked to the current outbreaks and one is under investigation.
Vic needs greater certainty than is being offered today. Based on past experiences you would be live the Govt will not lift the current lockdown before the weekend. Why not say so now. And secondly how many Victorians are in hospital today because of COVID 19?
Victorians will learn how long the state’s fifth lockdown will last in just a few hours.
The state has been plunged into lockdown after a Delta outbreak snuck into Victoria from NSW. The spread has not yet exploded with only 13, 16, and 19 locally transmitted cases of the virus in the last three days.
On Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews said he would announce the timeframes for the lockdown at his mid-morning media conference.
They are typically around 11am
The spread of Covid-19 in Mildura has reportedly been stopped.
Testing Commander Jeroen Weimar told local radio that there have been no positive cases identified overnight.
Good news for Mildura- Testing Commander Jeroen Weimar tells ABC local radio there have been NO more positive cases identified in the town overnight. More testing staff due to arrive in Mildura today @9NewsMelb