Thousands of people in Victoria have recovered from the Coronavirus, with active cases in the state falling by 2,291. On Wednesday there were 7,155 active cases but on Thursday the number dropped to 4,864.
Deputy Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng said a lot of work has been done to extricate people and release them from isolation. What this involves is that you ensure your symptoms have gone missing and that you have been able to get out of isolation from the beginning of your illness.
Professor Cheng explained the process, saying that people who had not had symptoms for 10 days had cleared and that additional tests “were not necessary”. However, people with persistent weaknesses and symptoms were tested before release.
More than a third of the state’s active cases are in elderly care with 1,811 cases, and healthcare workers account for another 753. The Victoria Regional District has 295 active cases, of which 118 cases are in Greater Geelong and 27 in Greater Bendigo.
240 New Cases, 13 Deaths
Another 13 Victoria died from the coronavirus, and the country added 240 cases to the tally on Thursday. There are 3,784 cases of unknown origin in the state. Professor Cheng warned while the positive case numbers today showed that the case was not yet clear. Most of the cases are in Metropolitan Melbourne.
The number of daily cases is slightly higher than 216 on Wednesday and 221 on Thursday. Victoria state has recorded a total of 17,683 cases and 376 deaths since the pandemic began.
Eight out of the 13 deaths were linked to aged care settings. The deaths include a man in his seventies, six females in his eighties, five females, and one man in his nineties. There are 622 people in the hospital, of whom 43 are in the intensive care unit and 28 are on ventilators.
The Victorians are flocking again to coronavirus testing sites with 20,279 tests performed yesterday.
The move was welcomed by Mr. Andrews, who had previously warned that lower test rates could affect the lifting of restrictions on the right track.
Mr. Andrews asserted that “a lot of work” was going on when it came to the transition from tight lockdown but there were no new announcements to make. We have data and statistics that make this forecast reliable as quickly and once as possible.