Victoria (Australia) recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day

On September 29, the Australian state of Victoria announced that it had recorded 950 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest number of new cases in a day in the state.

Health workers take samples to test for COVID-19 for people in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on August 19, 2021. Photo: AFP
Health workers take samples to test for COVID-19 for people in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on August 19, 2021. Photo: AFP

Victoria's health minister, Martin Foley, said the state's healthcare system was under enormous pressure while frontline health workers were working "with unprecedented intensity". He added that October will be a "huge challenge" and that vaccination remains an essential measure to reduce overcrowding in the state's hospitals.

As of September 28, 78.7% of Victoria's population aged 16 and over had received 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 48.4% had completed the vaccination.

Meanwhile, the epidemic situation in the state of New South Wales (NSW), the former epicenter of the outbreak in Australia, is on a positive trend with the number of new cases falling below 1,000 this week.

Specifically, on September 28 and 29, the state recorded 863 new cases of COVID-19. However, the state has 15 more deaths in the past 24 hours and is the highest number of deaths in a day. NSW has recorded 331 deaths from COVID-19 during this outbreak.

As NSW prepares to relax restrictions on those who have completed their immunizations on October 11, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said unvaccinated people would have to "obey" the rules. and businesses that only serve fully vaccinated customers.

As of September 28, 86.2% of the population over 16 years old in the state of NWS had been vaccinated with 1 dose of vaccine and 61.7% had received 2 full doses.

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