Victoria has recorded 148 new Coronavirus cases overnight.
There have been eight further lives lost – seven of those are linked to aged care.
617 Victorians are in hospital, and 35 of those are in ICU.
Over 13,000 tests were recorded yesterday. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews acknowledges that the numbers could be down due to the bad weather over the weekend, but is urging anyone with the mildest of symptoms to come forward for testing.
The Victorian Government has also announced a “big program of work” to assist healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Fresh data has shown that 22 per cent of healthcare workers were infected with coronavirus at work during the first wave, and the rate of infection increased to 69 per cent during the second wave.
#Covid19VicData for August 25, 2020.
There have been 148 new cases of #coronavirus (#COVID19) detected in Victoria in the last 24 hours, and 8 deaths. Our thoughts are with all of those affected.
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— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) August 24, 2020