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150 Victorian health workers infected as new cases top 300 – The Age

The state’s Chief Health Officer sees positive signs in the infections data, but clusters are growing at nursing homes and other healthcare sites.

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The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Thursday that of the 388 Victorian healthcare workers who had caught the virus since the pandemic began, 150 of the cases were still active. The department said the “vast majority” of the workers testing positive had been infected outside their workplaces.
It remains unclear how much of the health workforce is now in isolation as known contacts of diagnosed cases. More than 14,000 Victorians with health qualifications have registered to b…

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