Source of 1,600 Covid-19 infections among healthcare workers in Victoria still unknown despite Prime Minister’s claims | Australia News


The Victorian government does not know where nearly 1,600 Covid-19 infections among healthcare workers – nearly 85% of those cases – were contracted, according to an email viewed by Guardian Australia.A message sent to health workers by the Leading Victorian Authority for Improving Health Care Safety says it is still investigating the source of the majority of infections, calling into question the claims of the premier of the State Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jenny Mikakos say most workers have been infected in the community.

The email sent by Safer Care Victoria’s chief medical officer, Professor Andrew Wilson, says that as of August 8, 1,835 healthcare workers had been infected with the virus.

The figure includes healthcare workers with active infections and those who have recovered from the virus. Of those infected, 50 were confirmed to have contracted the virus in a health care setting, Wilson said, including 12 doctors, 29 nurses and nine other health care professionals such as paramedics and paramedics.


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