How Melbourne’s current coronavirus cases are expected to be the highest ever after dozens of people were diagnosed in public residential towers
- Victoria recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Friday
- The state reported 165 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday – 31 on Wednesday
- Victoria’s highest number of daily COVID-19 cases, 191, was reported Tuesday
Victoria was able to register the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, after dozens of residents in public housing towers had tested positive for the virus.
The state reported 165 new cases on Thursday – 31 on Wednesday – when Melbourne started on the first day of a six-week block.
But the official figures do not include 47 additional positive test results received from the high-rise towers late Thursday, AFR reported.
The new cases could lead to a record number of COVID-19 infections on Friday. Victoria’s highest number of daily coronavirus cases, 191, was reported on Tuesday.
Victoria was able to register the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, after dozens of residents in public housing towers had tested positive for the virus. Pictured: Rows of healthcare professionals enter the North Melbourne Public Housing tower complex on Wednesday
Residents of 33 Alfred Street in North Melbourne will have to be held hard. The other eight towers joined the metropolis of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire on Thursday at 11:59 PM for a six-week stay. Picture: some towers of public housing
Of Thursday’s coronavirus cases, 30 were linked to known outbreaks – including 18 in nine residential towers – and the source of the rest was investigated.
Initially, it was reported on Thursday that 111 towers residents had tested positive for COVID-19 before the figure rose to 158. The additional 47 cases should be published on Friday.
Residents of 33 Alfred Street residents in North Melbourne will have to remain detained for another nine days after 53 people in their building tested positive for COVID-19.
The tower shared about a third of the 158 positive cases among the nine towers, which were cut off from the rest of the city on Saturday.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton expects more cases to be linked to the towers as some people have not yet developed the symptoms.
“We have to recognize that there may be 20 to 25 percent of individuals in that particular tower that eventually develop coronavirus and possibly more,” said Professor Sutton on Thursday.
There are 53 coronavirus infections on 33 Alfred Street in North Melbourne (pictured), which is still shutting down hard
Pictured: health workers walk into a public housing tower with test supplies
“So, like an elderly care home, that is appropriate for anyone who needs quarantine.”
The other eight towers joined the metropolis of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire on Thursday at 11:59 PM for a six-week stay.
People can only leave their home for food and supplies, receiving or caring, practicing, studying and working.
The police may fine on the spot up to $ 1,652 to individuals and $ 9,913 to businesses if they ignore the rules.
Prof Sutton said the restrictions were necessary due to ‘sharp increases’ in new cases, including 165 on Thursday – the second highest daily total for Victoria.
Pictured: General view of a Melbourne residential tower amid a second wave of coronavirus infections