Australia’s coronavirus second wave deepens as hundreds REFUSE to take exams however numbers nonetheless spiral

Australia’s coronavirus second wave deepens as thousands REFUSE to take tests but numbers still spiral

AUSTRALIA’S second coronavirus wave is worsening however hundreds of individuals are refusing to get examined.

The state of Victoria has reported one other 30 circumstances on Friday and began to hold out mass testing in Melbourne’s suburban hotspots.

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A girl in Melbourne makes use of a drive-through Covid-19 testing centre[/caption]

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Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews mentioned he needed to hold out a ‘testing blitz’[/caption]

However one third of returning travellers who’re quarantining within the state are mentioned to be refusing to be examined.

5 of the brand new circumstances had been detected by way of routine testing, 5 in lodge quarantine and 7 are linked to recognized outbreaks.

The remaining 13 circumstances are nonetheless being investigated.

Officers declare to have carried out 20,000 exams since Thursday bringing the full exams carried out in Victoria up to now to greater than 736,000. 

Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews introduced earlier in the present day he needed to hold out a “testing blitz” in ten Covid-19 hotspots in Melbourne’s suburbs.

However Victoria’s Deputy Chief Well being Officer Annaliese van Diemen warned there was solely round 70 per cent uptake for the exams.

She mentioned: “I imagine that not everyone who has been supplied testing has taken it up.


“It’s disappointing. We want everyone to get examined in these areas.”

Regardless of that she mentioned she was nonetheless “proud of the present regime.”

“Everyone’s supplied testing on a number of events all through their keep and we now have, you understand, superb uptake of that,” Dr van Diemen mentioned.

“At this time limit we’re fairly proud of the present routine. It’s extra stringent than most different locations.”

She added: “In the intervening time there isn’t a requirement that they need to undertake testing.”

Australia‘s chief medical officer Brendan Murphy mentioned the federal authorities was trying to make sure nobody left quarantine contagious.

“We’re seeing imported circumstances in lodge quarantine from a spread of various international locations now,” Dr Murphy mentioned.

“We’re going to begin testing individuals on entry to quarantine and testing individuals earlier than they go away quarantine to see whether or not a testing regime would possibly assist sooner or later.”


The Orygen Youth Psychological Well being Facility has been closed down after a employee examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

Dr van Diemen mentioned the power was now in lockdown and present process deep cleansing.

A McDonald’s employee who has examined optimistic for the virus has now been linked to what’s known as the Wollert outbreak.

Dr van Diemen mentioned: “The St Monica’s outbreak has been renamed because the Wollert outbreak as a result of it has been obvious the main driver of this outbreak has been social events with some spill over into the college, so the employee at McDonald’s is linked to that outbreak.”

Well being officers are additionally working to comprise two circumstances confirmed at a Coles distribution centre in Laverton in south-west Melbourne. 

A type of circumstances has been linked to the big Keilor Downs outbreak.

The Keilor Downs household outbreak in north-west Melbourne has now elevated to 19 infections.

One other outbreak in northern Melbourne now has 15 circumstances.

Victoria’s second coronavirus outbreak started on June 17 when 21 new circumstances had been recorded.

It’s worst day to date was on June 25 when 33 new circumstances got here to mild.

There are 183 energetic circumstances in Victoria with six in hospital.

Greater than 1,700 individuals have recovered from the virus within the state. 


Ten surburban areas of Melbourne have been recognized as coronavirus ‘hotspots’[/caption]

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Deputy Chief Well being Officer Annaliese van Diemen warned there was solely round 70 per cent uptake for the exams[/caption]

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The current demise in Keilor Downs was the primary Covid-19 fatality in Victoria for a lot of weeks[/caption]