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Dozens Of Coronavirus Positive Victorians Not At Home When Authorities Visited

Dozens Of Coronavirus Positive Victorians Not At Home When Authorities Visited

Nearly 30 people in Victoria who have tested positive for coronavirus haven't been home when authorities visited.

Obviously, when you test for Covid-19 or test positive, you're meant to stay at home for at least two weeks to ensure you don't pass on the virus to other people.

The Department of Health and Human Services and defence personnel have been doing the rounds across hotspot areas to make sure people are sticking to that rule and have been dumbfounded with the level of Victorians who haven't been isolating.

Out of the 500 premises they visited recently, 29 didn't answer the door when it was knocked on. While people might have been asleep or in the shower or any myriad of reasons, it's still a high number who didn't open up.

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said: "They've been referred to Victoria Police. If you are supposed to be at home isolating, you are supposed to be at home doing just that.

"Not out and about, not going shopping or doing anything other than spending those 14 days and I know and understand that is challenging, very difficult and that's the good part about these door knocks.

Credit: 9News
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"It isn't just about checking where people are, it's an opportunity where we can say, what can we do for you, what do you need and there will be many and varied requests and we will do our level best to meet each of them.

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"Each and every positive case, everyone who gets a positive result from the laboratory will be door knocked and visited by an ADF and DHHS team. Not just for compliance but making sure that every single positive case knows and understands what we are asking them to do and what they need to do.

"It's an opportunity for us to say to them, what do you need from us, what can we do to support you and obviously unique circumstances?"

Victoria recorded 295 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, which is a marked decrease from the more than 500 in a single day seen recently.

Sadly, there have been nine new deaths recorded, seven of which came from private aged care facilities. The deaths include two people in their 90s, five in their 80s, one in their 70s and one in their 60s.

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Currently there are a little more than 300 Victorians in hospital and 41 in intensive care.

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Topics: News, Coronavirus, COVID-19-Negative, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.