Victoria has registered 357 new cases of coronavirus and five more deaths on Saturday.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced that only 37 cases of coronavirus came from known outbreaks and that there are 320 unknown sources.
“I’m very sorry to report that five more Victorians have died, bringing the total to 61,” said Mr. Andrews.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced 357 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday after another nursing home reported an outbreak (nursing home for medical staff in Fawkner pictured)
Victoria Police and members of the Australian Defense Force (pictured) patrol the streets of Melbourne to enforce coronavirus rules
The state also reported five new deaths after registering seven deaths on Friday (medical personnel taking patients away from an East Melbourne facility in the photo)
Victoria has announced 357 new cases of coronavirus (photo) as clusters in aged care facilities continue to grow at an alarming rate
The St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner, North Melbourne, has registered 74 cases of coronavirus and emergency services have started removing patients on a case-by-case basis
Four women in their sixties, seventies, eighties, and ninety died, as did one man in their nineties.
“We are sending our condolences and best wishes to each of those families, this will be a very difficult and challenging time for them,” said Mr. Andrews.
The national death toll has risen to 145, and Victoria now has a total of 3,995 active cases of coronavirus.
Mr. Andrews also revealed that 229 Victorians were in the hospital and 42 of them are receiving intensive care.
At least 500 active cases of coronavirus have emerged from aged care facilities in 38 different homes.
Infections are shared equally between staff and residents, and at least 313 health workers are infected with the virus.
Mr Andrews said he worked with the federal government and expressed concern about retirement homes that were a “really challenging setting.”
‘We see that both in the number of cases and in the number of people who are naturally vulnerable and outdated.
“It is a very, very challenging environment, and I want to support all families and employees, all those involved in aged care, and ensure that many different steps have been taken and processes have been set up,” he said. said.
The prime minister condemned people who “made the wrong choices.”
“They are selfish choices … These rules will apply longer if people continue to behave like that.”
“I am very grateful to those who are doing the right thing,” he said.
There is now fear that the deadly respiratory virus will cause a catastrophic crisis in old people’s homes, as another center in Box Hill reported an infection.
An employee of a facility in Box Hill, East Melbourne, tested positive for coronavirus.
Members of the ADF and Victoria Police (pictured) enforce mandatory facial coverings in Melbourne and can fine $ 200 on the spot
Medical staff prepares to transport people from St. Basil’s Home for aged care in Fawkner on Saturday (photo)
On Thursday, the DHHS said there were 447 cases related to 35 aged care sites with active cases (St Basil’s Home for the Aged Care in Fawkner shown)
Uniting AgeWell Box Hill performs a thorough cleanup after the employee last worked on July 17 Herald Sun. reported.
The employee was wearing a mask and had no direct contact with any of the residents.
Chief executive officer Andrew Kinnersly said the center was thoroughly cleaning two wings and staff areas in a letter to the facility’s families.
He said the risk to residents was relatively low and that all staff and residents would be tested for coronavirus.
“We know that you will understandably be concerned and concerned when you hear this news.
“We have been in contact with the Department of Health and the Public Health Unit and have asked as a precaution to conduct COVID-19 testing on all residents and staff,” the letter said.
Pending the results, the old people’s home will remain closed to all visitors.
“All infection control measures will remain in effect until test results are known,” said Mr. Kinnersly.
St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner, north Melbourne, was overrun by 74 cases and residents were sent away by emergency teams on a case-by-case basis Saturday.
Victoria Police and members of the military (pictured) were deployed around Melbourne on Saturday to enforce the mandatory face-covering rule
Metropolitan Melbourne is currently in a phase 3 blockage of the coronavirus and residents are only allowed to leave their home for essential reasons (medical staff in Fawkner pictured)
There are also 68 cases of coronavirus linked to the Estia Health home in Ardeer, 44 cases related to Glendale Aged Care in Werribee and 37 cases related to Arcare Aged Care in Craigieburn.
Australia registered 300 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, and 300 of them were linked to Victoria.
A top-level meeting with nursing home operators was held on Friday evening amid growing concerns about the health of older Australians during the coronavirus pandemic.
The need for a national response to protect older Victorians was highlighted after it was revealed that eight of the 12 fatalities in the state were elderly in the elderly on Thursday and Friday.
Wearing a mask outdoors in Metropolitan Melbourne is mandatory (staff shown at Fawkner)
A policeman and member of the ADF saw patrol in Melbourne (photo)
The exceptions for not wearing a mask include exercise and medical conditions such as asthma (a medical staff member wearing personal protective equipment shown)
People wear masks as they walk along Melbourne’s Morell Bridge on Friday
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said that on Friday, coronavirus cases were also identified at five new obsolete case facilities.
These include: Outlook Gardens aged care home in Dandenong North; BlueCross Riverlea in Avondale Heights; Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Bernadette’s Residential Care Center in Sunshine North; Fronditha Care in St. Albans; and Japara Yarra West in Yarraville.
On Thursday, DHHS said there were 447 cases related to 35 aged care sites with active cases.
Metropolitan Melbourne is currently in a severe phase three shutdown where residents are only allowed to leave their home for essential reasons.
These include exercises, access to health care, and purchasing supplies.
It is also mandatory to wear a face cover outside in Melbourne unless you have sports or a valid medical condition.
Anyone who does not cover their face will be fined $ 200.
Force members patrol the streets of Melbourne to enforce coronavirus rules.
Shown: signage at the entrance at the front of the Glendale Aged healthcare facility in Werribee. There are currently 44 COVID-19 cases linked to the facility