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Victoria records lowest daily increase in coronavirus cases in more than three weeks

Victoria records 278 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths

13/08/2020 2:00:00 AM

Victoria records 278 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths

Victoria records its lowest daily increase in coronavirus cases in 24 days. It is the state's lowest daily number of deaths in a week, and the first time it has recorded fewer than 300 new cases in a day since July 29.

Today's numbers represent the lowest daily death toll since August 6.The increase of 278 is the first time the state's daily number of new cases has dipped below 300 in more than two weeks, and is Victoria's lowest daily increase since July 20, when it reported 275 cases.

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Stage 4 restrictions were first imposed on Melbourne about 10 days ago, including a strict night-time curfew and limiting people's movements to within a 5 kilometre radius of their home.Other measures as part of stage 4, such as closing many businesses and limiting access to childcare, only took effect halfway through last week.

Premier Daniel Andrews has said in recent days it was too early to determine the exact effect stage 4 restrictions were having on case numbers.But yesterday he said "our experts remain firm in the view that this will drive the numbers down".

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Great news that the trend is starting to drop, bad news that people are still dying. Hope the deaths stop soon. Great news!!! Keep it up y'all!! Where the negging Murdoch trolls today? All quiet on the ranch... Why do coppers wear black uniforms? problem is Victoria is over testing well beyond pathology capability & contact tracing. Results of massive testing are being delayed, lost & just not done. Test results up to 14 days old are being added on occasions to daily figures exploding out numbers. It's wrong & misleading.

Hope this is a positive news that we are getting control of the situation Notice no celebrities, sportspeople or politicians have been infected in this deadly second wave? Clearly the peak will be less than June 2019 death spike (+1789 deaths) so hard to see how we cant go back to stage 3 within 2 weeks. The risk of calamity is not realistic as we can keep tweaking controls now. Aiming for zero transmission negligent optimism without perspective.

What a great relief to see cases coming down below 300. C’mon Victoria! Great news but would anyone care to explain the influx of Victorian and NSW travellers into North Queensland. Winter season is almost over, and caravan parks that usually have low occupancy are full. Are they not supposed to be in their own states.

Keep up the fight. You’ve got this Victoria! 🙌🏻 💪🏻 FlattenTheCurve StayHomeStaySafe WearAMask PhysicalDistancing GetTested Time to relax and f*ck it up again. Yay! auspol 8 more details to Dan's toll. That liar needs to resign. We've done it everyone, I think a celebratory face touching is in order. Go on, touch your face, you deserve a reward.

New coronavirus case detected in north-west TasmaniaTasmania has recorded its first new coronavirus case in more than two weeks, the Premier says. abchobart Why was the patient transferred from Melbourne to Tasmania in the first place? Are Politicians stupid, or something? so the common cold then because Tasmania was sealed off and yep - they test positive for a cold - and bam - onto the lockdowns. So obvious, so predictable. fool you once. No wonder with Dracula out there

Coronavirus updates LIVE: 19 deaths for second day as Victoria records 331 new cases; NSW on alert as Sydney school cluster growsAustralia has recorded another deadly day in the coronavirus pandemic but there are hopes Victoria's coronavirus case numbers are stabilising, as NSW is on alert for growing school clusters. Do you mean he has a common cold FFS WHEN DOES THIS STUPIDITY STOP

Coronavirus updates LIVE: ADF repeatedly offered to assist Victorian quarantine: Defence Minister; 19 deaths for second day as Victoria records 331 new cases; NSW on alertAustralia has recorded another deadly day in the coronavirus pandemic but there are hopes Victoria's coronavirus case numbers are stabilising, as NSW is on alert for growing school clusters. Oh dear... Is this in the Maori community? Or the European community like Arden? Or the Asian community? I guess having a vaguna doesn't help with national covid management.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: 19 deaths for second day as Victoria records 331 new cases; NSW on alert as Sydney school cluster growsAustralia has recorded its deadliest day so far in the coronavirus pandemic but there are hopes Victoria's coronavirus case numbers are stabilising, as NSW is on alert for growing school clusters. you know no one actually gives a shit anymore. people are waking up. everyone knows how you're playing the agenda. you sellouts. you traitors.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: 19 deaths for second day as Victoria records 331 new cases; NSW on alert as Sydney school cluster growsNSW has recorded 22 new cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period, with eight new cases linked to a growing cluster at Tangara School for Girls, at Cherrybrook, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced. Follow the lastest COVID-19 coverage here: Many parents in NSW who keep kids home have received phone calls from NSWEducation and were threatened. Many had to send kids back to the dangerous classroom despite the risks and concerns to their families. This is crime! auspol But wait, aren't children and teachers magically protected from Covid? Weren't teachers just being political and over-dramatic about their concerns for school safety? Eyeroll. Schools are safe, though. ScottyTheSaviour told us and we have to believe everything he says.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: 19 deaths for second day as Victoria records 331 new cases; NSW on alert as Sydney school cluster growsPremier Daniel Andrews maintains that most people who are identified as close contacts of positive cases are contacted by contact tracers within 48 hours. Follow our live coronavirus coverage here: