Victoria records 428 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths

Victoria has recorded a shocking number of new coronavirus cases, with 428 positive tests in the last 24 hours, while three people have died overnight.

It’s the highest number of cases recorded anywhere in Australia in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic.

The big spike is another cruel blow in the state’s fight against the virus after officials had earlier expressed hope that numbers were beginning to plateau.


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The State’s death toll is now at 32 after the death of a man in his 70s and a man and woman in their 80s.

“We send our best wishes and our thoughts and prayers to their families, this will be a particularly challenging and very, very sad time for them,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.

Of the new cases, 57 are connected to known outbreaks, one is from hotel quarantine and 370 are still under investigation.

There are currently 122 patients being treated in hospital with 31 of those in intensive care.

Mr Andrews has pleaded with people to do the right thing in a bid to stop the virus spreading further

“These numbers are very challenging and we always said it would get worse before it got better. Let’s not any of us contribute to the fact that we have got significant virus and it is spreading across the Victorian community. Let’s not contribute to that, let’s do everything we can to pull that up.”

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I’m left in an extremely dangerous and vulnerable position thanks to the government and the contradictions which I experienced slot during this second stimulus payout of the one off 750dollar bonus to pensioniors and others. It’s actually not hard to work out when one can examine a graph, or chart etc stating and very clearly showing who is eligible for the second $750 payment and who isn’t?
Well one would of thought this as I’ve graphs everywhere from sites everywhere stating that as I’m in need of a pension card ,although I only ever get the Newstart/jobseeker payment over the years which is significantly less than the D,S,P, Disability support pension. Years I watched capable people earning week after week hundreds of dollars more than myself who stayed on sickness benefits and have been now since I was approx thirty years old as I wanted to fight to get back to work and to this day I have however I suffered a great deal financially and Healthwise with out the extra money and services many people still get who are more than capable of working and have been all their lives instead of playing the system. Yet not all of the DSP pensioners of course,I make this very clear I understand and support those who cannot help the position they’re in. I have been on medical certificates for most of the past 12years and have for years now had a reduced work capacity of approx 8 hrs weekly with a few hours more weekly if possible due to the serious illness I’ve had since I was approximately 15years old, “CROHN’S DISEASE”. It is an incurable inflammatory bowel disease, and at the age of 16/17 years old I was unfortunately in need of major surgery in which I was cut open to have several parts of my bowels cut and removed,then stitched/stapled back together, ‘somehow’?! It really was the big one in my life I shall never forget.
Anyways I really need help now and to get my side of the story out into the mainstream where people can make there own decisions on why I still have not been housed in my entire lifetime,through Dept of human services(once called Dept of housing). Please excuse me if I am fustrated I’ve slipped through the cracks with the housing Dept ,living with an illness which cannot be treated poorly,I cannot eat well if I cannot try to get organised in my own home base somewhere where it’s stress free and try to get on top of my failing mental illness due to what I’m sure the government would love swept under the carpet too stay. I ACTUALLY HAVE HAD SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BECAUSE OF THE BUILD UP OF STRESS ,PAIN AND TRYING SO DAMN HARD! YET ONLY TO BE KNOCKED TO THE GROUND TO MAKE WAY FOR THE LOUD MOUTH TROUBLEMAKING CITIZENS, SO AS FOR A LIFETIME I WAS UNDER IMPRESSION THAT THE RIGHT THING TO DO WAS TO BE POLITE AND PATIENT AND THE PROFFESIONAL COMPETENT STAFF WILL PUT TWO N TWO TOGETHER? WELL IM STILL WAITING AND SOMEHOW STILL BATTLING. BUT I HAVE LITTLE ENERGY TO FIGHT THE HOUSING ETC ANYMORE, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY IM TIRED…
AND TO HAVE A PENSION CARD IS ACTUALLY NOT EASY AT ALL IF U ARE ON JOBSEEKER PAYMENT, IT TOOK INTERVIEWS WITH CENTRELINK MEDICAL NURSES ETC AS WELL AS ME HAVING TO TRACK DOWN EVIDENCE AND MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION TO VERIFY MY HEALTH PROBLEMS. I HAVE HELD A PRNSION CARD WITHOUT CHANGE AND YEARLY FOR SEVERAL YEARS MEDICAL CERTIFICATES PROVE I CANNOT EVEN MAKE AN 8TO10 HOUR WORKING WEEK FOR MANY YEARS NOW???!

AND THEN I FIND OUT IM NOT GETTING THE SECOND LOUSY 750DOLLAR PAYMENT AT THE ABSOLUTE LAST MOMENT!! IT VERY MUCH WILL PUT ME ON THE STREET AGAIN NOW!!!. I WAS RELYING ON IT, RESEARCHED IT AND EVEN HAD SOCIAL WORKERS RE-ASSURE ME AFTER LOOKING AT THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE, CHARTS AND INFORMATION EVVERWHERE. IT WAS JUST ON THE 13JULY WHEN I WAS RELYING DESPERATELY ON THE 750 PAYMENT I SUDDENLY WAS INFORMED VIA THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ASSUMED THEMSELVES ,THE MAJORITY AT LEAST AS IT WAS SO CLEARLY SPELLED OUT THAT BECAUSE I HELD A PENSION CARD WHICH IS MUCH MUCH DIFFERENT THAN BEING A JOBSEEKER OR PENSIONER , I ASK OF THE PEOPLE WHO ALL ALONG HANDLED THIS WELL UNTILL IT BLEW UP IN MY FACE TO LOOK AT MY OWN STORY/LIFE AND THE SIMPLE MISTAKES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE FOR MYSELF THAT IS, I DIDNT GET A PRNSION CARD DUE TO MY BIG TOE BEING SORE 2 MNTHS BACK AND I HAVE A SERIOUS NEED SINCE I WAS LED TO BELIEVE THAT I RECIEVED THIS PAYMENT WITHOUT A DOUBT, INSTEAD IN THIS WEATHER WITH THE CORONNA VIRUS AROUND,PUTTING MYSELF AT GREAT RISK BEING HOMELESS AS FROM SUNDAY/MONDAY, EARLY MORNING, POTENTIALLY FOR ME COULD BE THE FINAL STRAW. THIS WEATHER AND HOW COLD,AND ALL CONTRIBUTING FACTORS REALLY DO NOT MAKE ME FEEL EASY INSIDE…

GOD BLESS YOU ALL…
CRAIG SCULLI… (+61) 434 576 503