Victoria: 55 new cases recorded overnight, 8 lives lost

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: Facebook)

Victoria recorded 55 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, up from Monday’s 41 new cases, but significantly less than daily numbers of a month ago.

State Premier Daniel Andrews reintroduced tough movement restrictions in the state capital Melbourne in early August, including a nightly curfew, as most other states and territories relaxed lockdown measures.

The Victoria measures, due to end on the weekend, were broadly extended until Sept. 28, although with some small changes that eased some aspects of the restrictions.

Victoria also recorded 8 casualties in the last 24 hours. Six of the eight deaths were connected to aged care outbreaks. Premier Daniel Andrews also said no new cases of Covid-19 were reported in regional Victoria in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile neighbouring NSW posted nine cases to 8 p.m. last night. Of the eight, three are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, five are linked to a known case/cluster, and one’s source is yet to be identified.