Victoria registers 273 cases of new cases of coronavirus at night and a man in his seventies dies
A man in his seventies died and in Victoria, 273 cases of coronavirus were identified overnight, while the second wave of the disease affected the condition.
There are 57 Victorians in the hospital with COVID-19, including 16 who remain in intensive care.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews confirmed the latest figures at a news conference on Sunday morning.
He said he would stop commenting on the man who died overnight out of respect for the family.
His death takes the state’s death toll to 24 after a man in his 90s also died on Saturday.
Victorians living in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire are currently in the midst of a second enclosure in an effort to stem the spread of the virus.
The reclassification of measures into parts of the state means that people can only leave their home for four essential purposes: groceries, daily exercise, to give or receive care and to go to school or work.
Mr. Andrews begged people to follow those orders and told the audience on Sunday that it is currently a “very dangerous” situation.
“This is a dangerous time,” he said.
“This is a very challenging time, and I know we are asking a lot of Victorians, but we just have no choice but to recognize the reality we are facing and do what needs to be done, and that is to follow those rules, only go out if necessary and only go out for the purposes permitted by law. ‘
The prime minister said that the police would be out in full force and would not issue warnings to people caught breaking the rules.
“If we don’t follow the rules, if we don’t play our part, we’ll just see this virus continue to spread, and it will be a longer second wave, a more pronounced, a more tragic second wave than it should be, ‘he said.
“No one wanted to be in this position, but here we are.”
Mr. Andrews also repeated the plan for students returning to school on vacation this week.
Students in grades 11 and 12 are all welcomed for personal learning, as are students in grades 10 who take VCAL courses.
Students with special needs can also return to classrooms.
All other students in the closed regions will spend another week of school holidays until July 20, after which they will return to online classes.
“We can’t have the best share of 700,000 students, as well as parents moving to and from school, moving through the community as if there is no home warrant,” he said.
More to come.