Victoria’s Covid outbreak is far from peaking and the risk of it escalating to 1,000 a day is ‘very real’ as the rate of transmission takes off
- VIC Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said Victorian outbreak far from peaking
- Says the possibility of daily Covid cases reaching the 1,000s is very real
- Urged Victorians to get vaccinated as soon as they can with jab available to them
- Follows 423 new cases in Victoria on Wednesday with 158 people in hospital
The Covid outbreak in Victoria is far from peaking and risks escalating to 1,000 cases a day, the state’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has said.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Dr Sutton said that modelling suggests case numbers will continue to rise despite a steady increase in vaccination numbers.
While numbers seem to have stabilised in the 400s in the last few days, the risk of daily case numbers reaching the 1000s is still very real, he said.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has stated Covid numbers in the state are likely to continue climbing, with the possibility of cases in the 1,000s very real
Dr Sutton urged Victorians to get vaccinated at the fastest rate possible, especially those in areas of concern, to try to curb community transmission and hospitalizations.
He said that while most people in the hotspot suburbs have been doing the right thing by isolating and quarantining, it is a ‘very hard number to keep under wraps.’
The state counted 423 new cases of Covid on Wednesday, with two deaths recorded.
These deaths bring the toll of the current outbreak to eight.
Currently, there are 158 Victorians hospitalised with Covid, with 45 in intensive care and 23 requiring a ventilator.
There were 423 new cases of Covid recorded on Wednesday, with 158 Victorians in hospital with Covid. 23 require ventilators
Over 90 per cent of those in hospital had not been vaccinated.
A reported 41,856 vaccines were administered and 54, 649 test results were received during the 24 hour period to midnight by the Victorian Department of Health.
Suburbs of concern include Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana, Campbellfield and Laverton North which are dealing with 1,000 active cases or more per 100,000 population according to data from the Victorian Health Department.
Greater Melbourne’s 10 suburbs of concern, where residents are being urged to get tested for Covid-19 as soon as possible
Premier Daniel Andrews is set to announce the states roadmap to freedom after abandoning hope to get back to zero Covid cases.
This will set up the freedoms Victorian residents will be afforded when the state hits its vaccination targets as rates steadily increase.
Close to 68 per cent of eligible Victorian residents have now received one dose of the vaccine while 41.2 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Premier Dan Andrews is set to announce Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown after abandoning his aim to get back to zero Covid cases