Covid-19 cases rises in Casey

By Brendan Rees

Casey’s confirmed coronavirus cases has continued to climb, according to the state’s latest health data.

As of Tuesday 31 March, Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services figures showed 28 people in Casey had tested positive to the virus. Victoria’s tally now stands at 917 – an increase of 96 from Monday 30 March.

In nearby local government ares, Greater Dandneong remained at nine cases while Cardinia had seven cases.

The breakdown of cases also showed Stonnington local government area had risen to 76 confirmed cases – the highest number of cases the state – which included suburbs such as Toorak and South Yarra.

The figures revealed four people have died in Victoria, with many more in hospital or self-isolating at home.

Four people have already died in Victoria, many more are in hospital or self-isolating at home.

The total number of cases includes 501 men and 413 women. Four cases in pre-school aged children were notified yesterday, with three cases in children aged under one year and a one-year-old.

Under restrictions agreed by National Cabinet, gatherings of more than two people are now banned, except for members of your immediate household and for work or education purposes.

There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

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