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Victoria suspends elective surgeries and sends health staff into aged care homes as the death toll increases – ABC News

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb within aged care homes throughout Melbourne, the State Government redirects resources, puts surgery on hold, and sends the army into aged care homes in the fight to quell the spread.

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Almost 770 cases of coronavirus in Victoria are linked to aged care centres, and residents from those homes are featuring heavily in the daily death toll.
On Tuesday alone, four of the six people who died from the virus were aged care residents, bringing the state’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos close to tears.
There are now 80 outbreaks of COVID-19 in aged care, including Epping Gardens aged care in Melbourne’s north, which saw cases balloon from two last week to 82 on Tuesday.
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