Victoria state records another day of high virus infections

  • Saturday 11, July 2020 08:40 AM
  • Victoria state records another day of high virus infections
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Australia's second most-populous state on Saturday reported one of its highest daily increases in new coronavirus infections and warned the numbers would get worse before they got better as it began its first weekend under a six-week lockdown.
Victoria state recorded 216 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, down from a record 288 cases the previous day but still one of the biggest daily increases of any part of the country since the pandemic arrived.

The state put its capital city, Melbourne, into lockdown this week amid concern that community transmission was causing a 2nd wave of the virus. The authorities had previously attributed most new cases to people returning from overseas.