Victoria’s Covid outbreak is far from peak and risk of it escalating to 1,000 a day is ‘very real’ as transfer rate increases
- VIC Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the Victorian outbreak is far from reaching its peak
- Says the possibility of daily Covid cases reaching 1,000 is very real
- Urged Victorians to get vaccinated as soon as possible with a shot available to them
- Follows 423 new cases in Victoria with 158 people hospitalized on Wednesday
The Covid outbreak in Victoria is far from peak and threatens to escalate to 1,000 cases a day, said Brett Sutton, the state’s chief health officer.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Dr. Sutton’s modeling suggests that the number of cases will continue to rise despite a steady increase in the number of vaccinations.
While the number appears to have stabilized in the 400s in recent days, the risk of the daily case count reaching 1,000 is still very real, he said.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has stated that Covid numbers in the state are likely to continue to rise, with the possibility of cases in the 1,000s very real
dr. Sutton urged Victorians to get vaccinated as soon as possible, especially those in areas of concern, to try to curb community transmission and hospitalizations.
He said that while most people in the hotspot suburbs have done the right thing by isolating and quarantining, it’s a “very difficult number to keep under control.”
The state counted 423 new cases of Covid on Wednesday, with two recorded deaths.
These deaths bring the toll of the current outbreak to eight.
There are currently 158 Victorians hospitalized with Covid, with 45 in intensive care and 23 requiring a ventilator.
There were 423 new cases of Covid registered on Wednesday, with 158 Victorians hospitalized with Covid. 23 fans needed
More than 90 percent of those in the hospital had not been vaccinated.
41,856 vaccines were reportedly administered and 54,649 test results were received during the 24-hour to midnight period by the Victorian Department of Health.
Suburbs of concern include Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana, Campbellfield and Laverton North, which have 1,000 active cases or more per 100,000 population, according to data from the Victorian Health Department.
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Prime Minister Daniel Andrews will announce the state’s roadmap to freedom after giving up hope of returning to zero Covid cases.
This will create the freedoms Victorian residents will have when the state meets its vaccination goals while rates steadily rise.
Nearly 68 percent of eligible Victorian residents have now received one dose of the vaccine, while 41.2 percent have been fully vaccinated.
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