Government says it’s scrambling resources to stricken aged care facilities | ABC News

Victoria has recorded 295 new COVID-19 cases today, and seven of the nine people who have died in the past 24 hours were in private aged care facilities.

Greg Hunt joined head of the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre Joe Buffone and Chief Midwifery Officer Alison McMillan to give a press conference.

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Coronavirus outbreaks in Victorian aged care homes reach 87 as state records second-deadliest day –

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

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