Covid cases drop marginally

By Brendan Rees

Coronavirus infections have begun to stabilise in Casey City with 16 active active cases, according to the latest health data.

The new figure is down by five cases recorded last week, however, across the state cases rose by 127 to 2660 in the 24 hours to Monday 6 July. Of those, 1992 people have recovered from the virus.


Of the new cases 34 new are linked to outbreaks, 40 have been identified through routine testing and 53 cases are under investigation. No case has been detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

There have been two new deaths reported since yesterday. A man in his 90s passed away in hospital yesterday and the Department has just confirmed another man in his 60s passed away in hospital this morning.

Across the state, 31 people were in hospital with five patients in intensive care.

It was announced the border between Victoria and New South Wales will be closed from 11.59pm on Tuesday 7 July.

Two new cases have been linked to the Patterson Lakes/Lysterfield family outbreak, both close contacts of known cases, taking the total to 15.

In nearby council areas, Greater Dandenong had three active cases of the virus while Cardinia had zero.


There were 416 confirmed cases believed to be related to community transmission in the state.
 

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