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In Australia, eight health care workers at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne tested positive for Covid-19.Alfred Health confirmed on Sunday that five of the cases were unrelated and were said to have been acquired by the community.

Three colleagues deemed close were also tested positive.

Alfred Health CEO Andrew Way says the hospital is taking “all steps” to keep staff safe.

“We cannot afford to be complacent,” said Professor Way.

This week, hospital administrators began demanding that all visitors and staff in clinical areas wear surgical masks and increased the frequency of cleaning in his infectious disease department, where Covid-19 patients are treated .

They also placed a concierge at the entrance to the neighborhood to ensure that the movements of all staff were recorded. The general public and visitors do not have access to the high-risk room.

It occurs after the death of three cancer patients in March after contracting Covid-19 in the hospital.

Victoria recorded its sixth consecutive three-digit increase day on Saturday with 216 new cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,249.

A 90-year-old man died Friday evening while 49 people are still hospitalized, including 15 in intensive care.

The death toll from the virus is 23, bringing the national number to 107.


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