Australia — Australia’s Victoria state’s premier says more than 2,700 suspected cases have no clear cause and remain the health authorities’ primary concern. On Sunday Victoria saw a welcome decrease with 394 but a record 17 deaths in her latest COVID-19 cases, including two men in their 50s. This has taken the toll of the hard-hit state to 210 and the overall Australian deaths to 295.
Victoria prime minister Daniel Andrews said the reported cases would involve about 1,000 health staff. Melbourne city has been under severe constraints since a week ago, including an overnight curfew and mandatory mask wear, but will not see the results of their efforts for another one to two weeks.
In the past 24 hours, nearly 270 Victorian residents have been prosecuted for violating the rules, including a man who helps a friend push a 27 kilometer (17 miles) television around town. Over the last 24 hours, Victoria Police issued 268 citations to people, including 77 for violations of curfew and 38 for refusing to wear a mask on leaving home.