Victoria records another 55 coronavirus cases, eight more deaths

Victoria has recorded another 55 cases of coronavirus overnight, as debate continues over the state’s road map out of stage four restrictions.

It follows a record-low of 41 new cases yesterday, the lowest daily infection number since June.

While another eight deaths have also been reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 683, and the national coronavirus death toll to 770.


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It comes after the federal government’s scathing attacks of the Victorian government’s plan to ease out of stage four restrictions.

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Yesterday, the Prime Minister was unforgiving in how strict some of the measures were.

“I hope it’s a starting point, I hope we can move more quickly than that.

“We’re still to receive the detailed modelling, we’ve seen the high level modelling, and the other assumptions that were brought into the plan.

“But what I can’t help but be struck by, is that under the thresholds that have been set in that plan, Sydney would be under curfew now,” the Prime Minister said.

This morning, the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt told Sunrise there’s a couple of major things the Victorian government could be doing better.

“One, we would like to see all of the details of the modelling released, not just the modelling released, not just the Commonwealth but to the public in terms of assumptions and predictions and the basis for it. 

“Two, what we would like to do is offer more people if they would like to accepted, for contact tracing.

“But also the ability to have a really integrated system so we can compare with no sense of pride or concern or state parochialism, the way that NSW is carrying out the full public health response.

“The publication of sites where they have been cases discovered,” Minister Hunt said.

Victorian Health authorities will provide a further update today.

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