There are early signs that Victoria will announce a record number of new infections with coronavirus, and the highest daily total in the country to date.
The Herald Sun writer Shannon Deery estimates that today ‘s number is projected to be higher than 700. The ABC will say the exact number is 723.
This would be slightly higher than Monday’s record total of 532 and disappointing after yesterday’s drop to 384 cases and 295.
Modeling of the Victorian government revealed that Monday would have been the height of the administration.
However, Brett Sutton, the state ‘s chief health officer, said yesterday that he was unable to confirm that this was the case in fact.
“You cannot make assumptions on modelling. It doesn’t predict the future. There are important insights that you can gain from the modelling, the kind of range it tells you, about where you are headed, but you cannot say we have passed a peak,” he said. “There is nothing else to consider here. We have to watch the numbers every day.”
He also raised questions about the state’s steady rate of group transmission, following a decrease in overall numbers.
He said there were 55 additional cases of community transmission that were reported from yesterday’s numbers and there was a pattern of about 50 cases of community transmission per day.