Rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Victoria state dents hopes of stabilising a second wave of outbreak.


  • On August 12, the nation recorded its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic and the biggest daily rise in infections in three days, denting hopes that the second wave gripping the state of Victoria may be plateauing.
  • Nevertheless, the average number of new cases over the last few days is said to suggest a decreasing trend.
  • Just last week, a night curfew along with several other restrictions were imposed in Melbourne city in hopes of stemming widespread.
  • community transmissions. The impact of the new lockdown measures has yet to be reflected in the case numbers.
  • Outside of the state of Victoria and New South Wales, the coronavirus has been effectively eliminated.
  • Internal travel restrictions were likely to remain at least until Christmas.