Minor Dip In Victoria’s Cases As Hospital Admissions Climb

'No one will be turned away’

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Victoria recorded a slight dip in Covid cases on Wednesday with 1420 new infections detected from 71,451 swabs processed on Tuesday.

Sadly, the state also reported 11 Covid-related deaths.

It’s the seventh consecutive day of 1000-plus cases and comes the day after the state recorded the nation's highest daily tally of 1,763 new infections since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, there are concerns that Victoria could be forced to ration care amid a surge in Covid hospitalisations.

Yet, despite unease over limited beds available, ICU physician at the Austin Hospital, Steven Warrillow told Nine no one will be turned away. 

"I can't imagine any health care professional ever being in a situation where we are turning away patients who need hospital admission because their clinical requirements demand it.

"It will be more the case of patients can be safely managed at home, would be supported to do so," he said, "which makes sense, I think people would much more rather be cared for at home if they can be"

There are currently 517 people with Covid in hospital with admissions forecast to climb by mid-December.


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5 October 2021

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