Victoria in grip of death and dismay

Original article by John Ferguson, Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 1 & 5 : 27-Jul-20

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has not ruled out extending the stage-three lockdown after the state recorded 459 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths from the respiratory illness on 26 July; this followed 357 new cases and five deaths on the previous day. Andrews has urged Melbourne residents to comply with social distancing rules and wear face masks in public. There are now 4,233 active cases in Victoria; 228 are receiving treatment in hospital, including 42 in intensive care. The state’s death toll has risen to 71, and 155 people have died nationwide. New South Wales has recorded 14 new coronavirus cases.


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