Victoria has reported the worst total of 428 new coronavirus cases per day as the second wave of the state continues to spread.
Three other people – a man and a woman in their eighties and a man in their seventies – have died, increasing the state's death toll to 32 and the national death toll to 116.
A total of 122 Victorians are in the hospital, 31 are fighting for their lives, out of fear, dozens more will soon be brought to the intensive care unit.
The state has about 160 outbreaks, including in offices, retirement homes, and schools, after the virus escaped the hotel's quarantine system in June.
Professor Brett Sutton, chief health officer, said the virus reproduction rate is about one, which means that every infected person passes it on to another person on average.
He said the total daily number is so high that "dozens" will be hospitalized and several people will die in the coming days.
A woman runs along the Yarra River in Melbourne. The city recently saw an increase in coronavirus cases in a second wave
Melbourne woke up to a cold and cool morning. The city is closed for six weeks to stop the spread of the coronavirus
A person drives along the Princes Bridge in Melbourne. Only workers who cannot work from home are allowed to work in the city during the closure
A rower can be seen on the Yarra River on Friday morning. Residents can play sports, but must stay close to their homes
Victoria is expected to report more than 400 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours as the second wave of the state continues to spread. Pictured: Melbourne residents wear masks
A medical worker (center left) speaks to people queuing in front of a COVID-19 coronavirus test site at the Melbourne Melbourne Royal Hospital
Victoria has registered 428 new cases of coronavirus
The catastrophic sum results from:
- New South Wales has eight new cases and tightened restrictions on pubs and clubs
- A police officer in Victoria tests positive and forces dozens of colleagues to isolate themselves
- The Victoria Ombudsman examines the treatment of residents who are "hard" locked
- Talks about a Trans-Tasman travel bubble that Victoria would rule out are restarted
- The Prime Minister is preparing to announce an extension of JobKeeper on Thursday
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews warned residents not to travel too far from their homes after a family was caught on a 200 km circuit that they claimed was intended for sports.
"A day trip is not the same as daily exercise," he said.
Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are currently being ordered at home, which will take six weeks.
Prime Minister Andrews said the ban could be extended or even tightened, but urged residents to follow the rules to avoid this.
& # 39; If the data shows that the strategy is not effective as quickly as we would like, we may need to follow new rules.
"The best and most important contribution any Melburnian and Victorian can make to prevent this from happening is to follow the rules and report," he said.
Victoria police fined $ 107,000 on Wednesday, many of them to people who were at illegal parties. Meetings of more than two people are prohibited in Melbourne.
Brett Sutton, chief health officer, said the numbers could deteriorate.
"We haven't reached our peak," he said.
But he hoped the numbers would drop as soon as the lock came on.
"I expect something to change this week. But as I always said, it's not a guarantee, ”he said.
Victoria is establishing additional test sites in regional centers to combat the spread of the deadly disease.
New South Wales has now registered eight new cases of coronavirus. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has tightened restrictions to only allow bookings of 10 people in pubs, clubs and restaurants due to fears that the community will spread.
She also banned mixing and dancing and limited weddings to 150 people and funerals to 100 people.
"We are on high alert and very concerned," she said.
There are currently 42 cases related to the Crossroads Hotel in Casula in southwest Sydney. A cargo worker from Melbourne brought the virus to NSW when he dined at the pub on July 3.
This map shows the locations in Melbourne that are experiencing outbreaks as the second wave of the state worsens
The residents of Alfred Street 33 (pictured) in North Melbourne have been in a "hard" prison for almost a fortnight, which is guarded by a large police presence. They will be published on Sunday
Victoria Police members are stationed at the entrance to the Alfred Street Public Housing Complex in North Melbourne
People wear masks outside Melbourne's Flinders Street Station as the city is closed for six weeks to slow the spread of the deadly virus
Victoria had no new cases on June 5, but the numbers increased in the following weeks.
It later emerged that the virus had broken out of the hotel quarantine after private security forces interacted with infected guests who had returned from overseas.
Prime Minister Andrews tried to block 12 postal codes, but it could not stop the growth of the numbers, so all of Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire were blocked for six weeks.
The Victoria Ombudsman is investigating the treatment of residents of Melbourne's social housing who have been locked up by the government due to a corona virus in their homes.
The residents of Alfred Street 33 in North Melbourne have been in a "hard" prison for almost a fortnight, which is guarded by a large police presence.
Many have complained that they have not been given enough to eat. Ombudsman Deborah Glass says her office has been contacted by more than 50 people, including social housing residents, interest groups and the entire Victorian community.
Ms. Glass said her investigation would take into account the conditions under which people were detained at the tower, the type and accessibility of official communication with residents, and the type and adequacy of restrictions on people's access to fresh air, exercise, medical care, and medical care Care .
A Victorian policeman in Melbourne's CBD tested positive for COVID-19 and forced nearly 30 others into isolation.
Crime Command official at the Spencer Street complex received the positive test result on Thursday, the group confirmed on Friday.
The office area was cleaned thoroughly on Thursday afternoon and other police officers were instructed not to come to the office.
A dozen police officers working in the area were asked to immediately isolate themselves and be tested, the Victoria police said.
The officer had been to Shepparton last week and asked 16 police officers from the station to be isolated and tested.
Scott Morrison (pictured) said the situation in Victoria meant that the state was likely to be excluded from a trans-Tasmanian travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand
Residents wear masks in Melbourne's Carlton Gardens on July 16. The city is closed for six weeks
Scott Morrison said on Friday that the situation in Victoria had resulted in the state likely being excluded from a trans-Tasmanian travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand.
The Prime Minister discussed travel arrangements last week with his counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, after the Australian National Cabinet, where the outbreak of the Victorian Coronavirus was examined in detail.
"I spoke to Prime Minister Ardern on Friday night and she raised this issue with me and we are driving this discussion forward," he told 3AW Radio.
"Of course, what's going to happen in Victoria needs to be moderated a bit, but we discussed it in the national cabinet last Friday, so we're working with states and territories on how to get involved."
The two countries have been planning to relax border restrictions on trench travel for months, but the plans were backed up after Victoria was overwhelmed by a second wave of coronavirus infections.
Mr. Morrison is preparing to launch another wave of economic support for coronaviruses, with nearly a million Australians unemployed.
He puts the finishing touches on the Post-JobKeeper package before the details are announced next week.
"It will be there for everyone who needs it, based on the impact on their business and the impact on their employees," he told the Seven Network.
Mr. Morrison said national measures would "disproportionately benefit" Victoria, where a new outbreak has forced millions of Melburnians back into the closures.
Government employees enter the Alfred Street Public Housing Complex in North Melbourne
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