Victoria now has 5,919 active cases.

397 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths have been recorded in Victoria in the past 24 hours.

The three deaths include: A man in his 80s, a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s all believed to be residents previously living in an aged care home.

1,008 active cases have been reported in aged care and 1,075 relating to healthcare workers.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the situation in aged care remains “very serious and confronting”.

“570 shifts have been worked by hospital nurses across a number of private aged care settings”.

“As always our nurses are stepping up and doing the most important work”.

“I know people, people who may have responsibility for some of these facilities are hurting”.

“And there is not much to be gained by trying to proportion blame”.

“What’s important here is that we focus on the thing that should always on the thing that should always be at the centre of focus and that is the health and safety and wellbeing of residents”.

“And that is what I’m exclusively focused on. That’s what the Prime Minister is exclusively focused on”.

“We have moved literally hundreds and hundreds of residents into hospitals”.

“It is an enormous amount of work”.

“That is now entire workforces being replaced. Because safety and wellbeing of residents have to be at the centre of this”.

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