Victoria, Australia — Australia records the deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic amid a second wave of infections in Melbourne.
The capital city of Victoria, Melbourne reports 19 deaths on Monday alone making it the deadliest day of Australia.
The state, Victoria, has seen about two-thirds of Australia’s total 314 deaths and approximately 21,400 cases.
However, although the number of infections are still in hundreds, it is seen that the number of daily infections has been dropping in the recent few days. This promps hope that the strict lockdown currently in Australia is working.
Melbourne’s second lockdown began over a month ago, but residents have been subject to a night-time curfew and stricter requirements since 3 August.
It is compulsory for everyone to wear masks when outside of their house. While all non-essential businesses have been shut down temporarily due to the pandemic, the people that have to work are required to have a permit if they are outside of their houses.
Victoria reported 322 new cases on Monday, down from a high of 725 recorded five days ago. Other states reported few or no cases.
More than 100 deaths have been recorded in Victoria in just the past week as hospital admission rates also rise.
Majority of the deaths that were reported is known to be linked to outbreaks in nearly 100 aged care homes in the state.