Victoria’s new Coronavirus cases have dropped to 179.
There have been 9 further lives lost – 7 are linked to aged care.
Over 20,000 tests were performed in the past 24 hours, which Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews described as a “fantastic effort.”
“Please come forward and get tested. We’ll get your tests results back to you as quickly as we can,” Andrews said in a midday media conference.
The Victorian Government has also announced an increased response to disability care. A specialised centre to deal with the sector has been set us and relief funds will be available to help cover costs of a new one worker to two sites rule.
#Covid19VicData for 21 August 2020.
There are 179 new cases of #coronavirus (#COVID19) detected in Victoria in the last 24 hours, and an additional 9 deaths reported. We are sending condolences to their loved ones. More information will be available later today. pic.twitter.com/1oHSoNMqQd
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) August 20, 2020