A man in his 90s has died with COVID-19 in a Victorian hospital, taking the state’s coronavirus death toll to 17.

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos expressed her sympathy for the man’s family.

Another three new cases were confirmed for the state overnight.

There are 1,349 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria and 1,265 people have recovered from the virus.

Ms Mikakos, speaking this morning, said 101,000 tests had been done to date, including 2,800 yesterday.

The number of community transmission cases, where a diagnosed case of coronavirus cannot be traced to overseas travel, has increased by two to 137.

Of the three new cases, one is a patient at the private inpatient psychiatric facility, the Albert Road Clinic, taking the cluster to 15 in total, including 7 patients.

Another is a returned overseas traveller who is in isolation in a Melbourne hotel.

Of the 6,043 people who have spent 14 days in isolation at Melbourne hotels, 47 have tested positive.

Passengers who travelled on VA 341 from Melbourne to Brisbane on April 20 are also being contacted after a passenger tested positive, Ms Mikakos said.

“Specifically passengers seated in rows 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of this flight should contact Queensland Health,” Ms Mikakos said.

Repatriation flights are continuing to land in Melbourne, including a flight from Buenos Aires with 178 passengers onboard and other flights from Hong Kong, Doha and Auckland.

All 273 people will be put into isolation for 14 days in a city hotel.

Ms Mikakos encouraged everyone with even mild symptoms to get tested.

Source : ABC News


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