27 October 2023

COVID alert – increased community transmission

The Victorian Chief Health Officer recently released an alert noting the community transmission of COVID-19 is again increasing across Victoria, and that is an expected part of the ongoing evolution of the virus as immunity from infection and vaccination wanes and new variants emerge.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 increased this week to a daily average of 233, up from 179 last week.

Details can be found here.

Members are reminded to assess the risk in their practice, ensure good ventilation, encourage staff and patients to test if they have symptoms and to wear a high-quality well-fitted mask.