Coronavirus update for Victoria, Monday, 25 March

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THE total number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria is 1605, a net increase of two since yesterday.

There have been no new deaths reported and to date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 180 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.

Currently eight people are in hospital, including three patients in intensive care, 1520 people have recovered.

Of the total 1605 cases, there have been 1330 in metropolitan Melbourne and 234 in regional Victoria.

Several cases remain under investigation.

The total number of cases is made up of 848 men and 757 women.

More than 430,000 tests have been processed to date.

The two new cases were detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

“Today’s increase in cases illustrates once again that while we have been flattening the curve, our battle against COVID-19 is far from over,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

“Restrictions around some activities have now been eased in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.

“While encouraging, we need to remain vigilant.

“It is increasingly important that we stay at home when unwell and get tested, sneeze and cough into our elbow and maintain physical distancing.”

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