Coronavirus has been eradicated from Victoria’s aged care sector, with the last remaining active case of COVID-19 cleared from a facility yesterday.
Coronavirus has been eradicated from Victoria's aged care sector, with the last remaining active case of COVID-19 cleared at a facility late yesterday.
The Department of Health and Human Services said before today, the last time the state had no active cases in aged care facilities was on June 15.https://twitter.com/andrew_lund/status/1324179401743888384
"The clearance of this final active case represents a significant achievement in Victoria's response to the second wave of this pandemic," a DHHS statement read.
The milestone comes as Victoria recorded zero new cases of coronavirus for a sixth consecutive day, with no additional lives lost.
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The latest numbers take the 14-day rolling average in metropolitan Melbourne down to 1.4.
There are 20 active cases of COVID-19 remaining in Victoria.
More than 13,000 COVID-19 tests were undertaken yesterday.
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The state's streak of zero new COVID-19 cases prompted the borders to reopen with NSW come November 23.
"On Monday, 23 November - the NSW/Victoria border will reopen," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Twitter.
"We need to keep moving forward as we live with COVID-19."
Premier Daniel Andrews said the border announcement was "very good news" and proved NSW had confidence in Victoria to keep COVID-19 cases low.
But Mr Andrews urged Victorians to remain in the state and support the local economy.
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"I would urge all Victorians, don't be going to Sydney for Christmas unless you absolutely have to. If you want a summer holiday - we have lots of opportunities here," he said.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-update-sixth-consecutive-day-zero-covid19-cases-no-deaths-latest-numbers-dhhs/7698bc01-ad03-4c9e-a238-77ee04980864