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Victoria records highest Covid death toll at 21 and 410 cases as aged care sector remains hardest hit

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/12/victoria-records-highest-covid-death-toll-at-21-and-410-cases-as-aged-care-sector-remains-hardest-hit

Premier Daniel Andrews says the state is also seeing concerning increases in coronavirus cases in disability services and regional areas

Victoria has recorded its highest overnight death toll from Covid-19, with 21 deaths and 410 new cases announced on Wednesday as the premier Daniel Andrews expressed concern about continued aged care cases and deaths, and a rise of cases in disability services, among health workers, and in regional areas.

Those who died ranged in age from their 70s to 100s, and of the deaths 16 were linked to aged care facilities. There are 662 Victorians in hospital and 43 of those are receiving intensive care, while 25 are on a ventilator. Meanwhile 476 aged care residents have been transferred from aged care to hospital as the state struggles to contain spread in the facilities.

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