Victoria records 11 news covid cases but no deaths as the city’s hospital cluster threatens to derail the road out of Stage 4 lockdown
The cases, which were announced on Friday, take Melbourne rolling average to 9.4, while regional Victoria’s average remains at 0.4.
The city needs to have to have a 14-day rolling average of fewer than five cases to be able to take the next step out of lockdown on October 19.
A coronavirus outbreak at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne’s east has grown to include two staff members and one patient
Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng said it would be a ‘day-by-day assessment of the situation’ as to when further restrictions are lifted.
Health authorities have been scrambling to contain an outbreak which has emerged at Box Hill Hospital in the city’s east.
A patient and two staff members at tested positive to the virus, but the outbreak is believed to be contained to just one ward.
It is not clear how the outbreak began.
An investigation has been launched and contact tracers deployed to contain the cluster.
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