Australia’s COVID-19 death toll rises as VIC records 238 new cases

The country’s coronavirus death toll has sadly risen this morning, with Victoria recording another death.

A woman in her 90s passed away overnight, which brings the national toll to 110 and Victoria’s toll to 27.

“We send our best wishes, our thoughts and our prayers to her family. This will, of course, be a very difficult time for them,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.


It comes as Victoria recorded another day of triple digit coronavirus numbers for the tenth consecutive day, with 238 new infections in the past 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 29 are related to known outbreaks while 209 are still under investigation.

There are now 105 Victorians in hospital with 27 of those in intensive care.

Worryingly, 1,931 cases are now active across the whole state, with the total number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria at 4448.

The Premier confirmed more than 27,040 people were swabbed for the virus yesterday.

“That is a really significant number, given that so much of the state is under stay-at-home orders, so that, of course, limits movement,” Mr Andrews said.

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