A quarter of active COVID19 cases in Victoria are not properly quarantining as Premier Daniel Andrews reported 627 new cases overnight, bringing the state’s total cumulative cases to 10,577.
Doorknocking work by the ADF found that one in four people are not isolating properly, with 130 of the 500 quarantine check visits yesterday ending without Defence Force personnel making contact with the subject of the visit.
Premier Andrews warned people that failure to isolate will undermine the state’s response to the crisis.
“These numbers go well and truly beyond people exercising. No element of this strategy will not be successful if you’re not at home when you should be.”
More than 100 cases of alleged failure to isolate have been referred to Victoria police.
Eight people lost their lives to the virus overnight; the victims were two men in their 50’s, two men in their 70’s, 3 in their 80’s and one women in her 70s.
4 of those deaths can be linked to outbreaks from aged care homes.
There are 349 Victorians in hospital with the virus and 37 of those are in intensive care.
Premier Andrews reports that there are 928 total active cases linked to aged care, and 1030 health care workers currently are sick with the virus.