25/09/2020

Australia records 502 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, the single largest daily number of cases since the pandemic began.

Australia has recorded 502 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, the single largest daily number of cases since the pandemic began.
The previous highest number reported in a single day was 469 cases, which was recorded in late March and mostly fuelled by returning international travellers.
The outbreak of the virus in Victoria reached a new peak today, with 484 cases recorded in 24 hours in the state.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd said 2,414 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia over the past week.
“This is the single-largest daily number of diagnoses of COVID-19 in Australia since the pandemic began,” he said.
“We reported only two cases on June 9, less than six weeks ago and this shows how quickly outbreaks can occur and spread.”
There are currently about 3,500 active cases of COVID-19 in Australia.
More to come.