COVID cases on the rise

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A CLUSTER of COVID-19 cases has broken out in Patterson Lakes.

Of the 75 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Victoria on 29 June, three were linked to a family outbreak in Patterson Lakes.

The Department of Health and Human Services reports that there are currently seven residents living in the Kingston municipality with an active case of coronavirus.

The total number of positive COVID-19 tests recorded in Victoria stands at 2099 as of 29 June. The number of positive cases returned per day has jumped significantly in the last week.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said “we have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus, but we are still seeing new cases in the community.”

“Don’t take this disease lightly. if you feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay home and get tested,” he said. “If you have any fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste , stay home. Don’t go in to work and don’t visit friends and family. Get tested and stay at home until you get the result.

“It remains critical to practice good hygiene in and outside the home. Wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and try to avoid touching your face.”

20 Victorians have died from COVID-19 as of 29 June.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 1 July 2020

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