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Victorian elective surgeries suspended as coronavirus cases grow by 384 with six more deaths – ABC News

Premier Daniel Andrews says most elective surgeries in Melbourne will be cancelled to free up hospital beds and staff for COVID-19 patients, particularly those from aged care, as the state records 384 new coronavirus cases and six deaths.

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Victoria has recorded 384 new coronavirus cases and six more deaths, as the state puts a pause on non-urgent elective surgeries to free up more staff to treat COVID-19 patients.
Key points:

  • Elective surgeries in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be postponed, except for category one and the most urgent category two procedures
  • Premier Daniel Andrews said it would free up staff to care for coronavirus patients, particularly those from aged care
  • Mr Andrews said he no longe…

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