Victoria records two Covid deaths as one woman in her 40s and another in her 60s dying in their home
Victoria records two Covid deaths as one woman in her 40s and another in her 60s dies in their home – the state’s first virus-related deaths of 2021
- Two Victorian women died at home on Tuesday from the corona virus
- Darebin woman in her 40s and woman in her 60s from Hume died
- The couple will be the first fatalities from the virus that the state registered in 2021
Two Victorian women have died at home from the coronavirus as the state records its first virus-related fatalities in 2021.
A Darebin woman in her 40s and another from Hume in her 60s died in their homes Tuesday as the state battles a new outbreak of the highly contagious Delta strain.
Both women were treated at home and it is not yet known why they were not hospitalized with their conditions or if they had been vaccinated.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and communities involved and we will work with them to give them the support and guidance they need in the coming days,” Victoria Health said in a statement.
“We know that the symptoms of Covid-19 can get worse quickly. If this happens to you (or someone you know or live with) and you need help, get medical help. If it’s an emergency, call Triple Zero.”
Two Victorian women have died from coronavirus at home as state records first virus-related fatalities in 2021
Victoria registered 71 new cases of Covid on Tuesday with two deaths among women in their 40s
Victoria registered 71 new cases of Covid on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Dan Andrews saying lockdown restrictions will be eased if the number can be reduced.
“If we can’t reach zero despite our best efforts, how many cases can we tolerate? It will have to be a low number,” he said during the state’s daily press conference on the coronavirus.
“It can’t be in the hundreds because it won’t be in the hundreds for long, it will race and get away from us.
‘Then we will make further announcements on the basis of those thresholds and the low case numbers about matters that can be made more flexible.’
He also redoubled his insistence on seeking Covid zero and that vaccination targets of 70 and 80 percent would not mean the end of lockdowns.
“As a nation, we can deal with a pandemic of unvaccinated people if that unvaccinated group is quite small… we will deal with unvaccinated people who get infected and get sick when we get to 70 percent and, most importantly, the 80 percent vaccination target,” he said.
“Today Victoria and the nation only 35 percent of the people have a double dose… the idea of trying to cope with a pandemic when you’re open, with very few rules, when so few people are vaccinated – we know what that would be.” mean .
“We know it’s not hundreds of cases, but thousands of cases. As I said on Sunday, and I think the Victorians know, these numbers are too high for us to open.”
Prime Minister Andrews said on Tuesday that vaccine targets of 70 and 80 percent would not mean the end of lockdowns
Prime Minister Andrews said the increasing battle with the highly contagious strain means there is no clear way out of the pandemic and policy-making must remain open to change.
“If we were to open up — this is the problem with Delta — you’re either aiming for zero or a really low number and therefore keep it low,” he said.
“If you try other approaches, the numbers run off very, very quickly. Some people were critical of our focus on zero. Either you aim for zero or very low numbers, or you end up with a lot of zeros.
Unfortunately, let’s not forget that the outbreak in New South Wales started with only a handful of cases. They now report more than 1000 cases a day.’