Covid rate slows

By Brendan Rees

Casey City has notched up its second day in a row of just one confirmed active case of Covid-19, according the state’s latest health statistics.


As of 20 May figures, confirmed cases remained at 57 in Casey with just one active case. 


Across the southeast, Dandenong had 17 confirmed cases, Cardinia 16, and Frankston 39 – however all three council areas had zero active cases.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Victoria stood at 1580, a net increase of seven since 19 May. The death toll remained at 18 with five patients in ICU.

More than 367,000 tests have been processed to date.

Of the new cases, one has been linked to the Cedar Meats outbreak while another has linked to a worker on a construction site at a school in Melbourne’s south-east, who was asymptomatic when tested. The construction site has been closed for sanitation, and contacts are being followed up for testing and isolation.

Two positive cases in healthcare workers who work at Kyabram District Health Service have been identified as part of the service’s regular testing.

There were no new cases related to outbreaks at aged care facilities – and no further cases linked to the McDonald’s Fawkner outbreak, with the total number of cases in that outbreak remaining at 12.

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