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Victoria confirms 397 new circumstances of coronavirus as demise toll rises to 116

Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has confirmed 397 extra circumstances of the coronavirus.

Thirty-seven of those are linked to identified outbreaks and 360 are nonetheless below investigation.

The demise toll additionally rose to 116, together with the demise of a person in his 80s, a lady in her 80s and a person in her 90s.

Nationally, the demise toll has now exceeded 200.

Andrews mentioned the three deaths had been all linked to retirement houses for the aged.

Victorian-era ADF members and police had been seen patrolling Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne on Saturday, July 25. Credit score: DAVID CROSLING/AAPIMAGE

The necessity for additional motion was now being actively thought of, however nothing might be introduced on Saturday, Andrews mentioned.

“It isn’t a straightforward factor to do,” he mentioned.

“If you happen to take different steps, it is advisable just be sure you did it proper, that the principles can work, and that any adjustments you make to the principles will truly produce the specified end result.”

He beforehand mentioned lockdown restrictions could possibly be prolonged past the preliminary expiration in mid-August if the day by day variety of circumstances remained excessive.

People wear masks along the Yarra River in Melbourne.
Individuals put on masks alongside the Yarra River in Melbourne. Credit score: DANIEL POCKETT/AAPIMAGE

The Prime Minister was pissed off by individuals who disobey public well being orders.

Australian Protection Drive personnel and public well being officers visited the hotspots of optimistic circumstances to seek out that many individuals weren’t there and subsequently had been unable to isolate themselves.

One in 4 confirmed circumstances had been reported absent from their houses throughout spot checks on Friday, he mentioned.

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