New State Record: Victoria Records 1,488 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths | The advertiser – Cessnock
A TOTAL of 1,488 new coronavirus cases were added to the state’s coronavirus total overnight in a new record number.
The previous record was 1,438 new cases, which had been marked several days ago by contract tracers recording transmissions related to games of the grand final.
Figures released by the Department of Health also showed that there had been two deaths linked to COVID-19.
Victoria now has a total of 11,591 active coronavirus cases.
Cases in Campaspe Shire (one), Gannawarra Shire (one) and Macedon Ranges (one) have been recorded as part of the 62 cases recorded in the Victoria area on Friday.
Shepparton and Moorabool were put back into lockdown at 11:59 p.m. Friday to contain the growing cases.
Shepparton’s active cases have grown to 24, with Moorabool currently treating 32 cases.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Victorians have been given an ultimatum: get vaccinated against COVID-19 in two weeks or risk losing your job.
All licensed workers from the Victorian era must have their first dose of vaccine by Oct. 15 and a second by Nov. 26 to continue working there, under a new statewide mandate.
The requirement will cover retail workers, personal trainers, MPs, journalists, religious leaders, judges, police, lawyers, actors and professional athletes.
All authorized workers will be required to have their second jab by November 26th.
Andrews said the announcement was “not made lightly,” but that no one would be exempt from the new rules, which will be enshrined in law next week.
The announcement came as Victoria recorded 1,143 new cases of COVID-19, 46 in regional areas and three deaths. The number of positive cases in hospital and intensive care has remained stable.
Of those hospitalized, only five percent were fully vaccinated and Mr Andrews said almost all were elderly healthcare workers who had been transferred to hospital as a precaution.
This brings the number of active COVID-19 cases in the city to 18.
A handful of exhibition sites in Ballarat, Ararat and Bacchus Marsh were added to the official list late Friday evening, and people are reminded to keep an eye on the list and follow instructions if contacted.
No detections have been made in sewage over the past two days in Ballarat.
More information on the new cases and two deaths is expected later on Saturday.
The Strickland Road company had a present case on site on September 29 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.