Coronavirus: Victoria reports 12 cases including three linked to Melbourne butcher | Australia News

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Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews urged people to remain cautious about the coronavirus as the weather warms, with an outbreak in a butcher’s shop in Melbourne spreading to a regional area.Three of the 12 new cases reported in Victoria on Sunday were linked to the Butcher Club in Chadstone, including one person living in Mitchell County, just north of the metro area. This brings the number of active cases in the Victoria area to three.

Andrews also announced the death of a man in his 80s at an elderly care facility, bringing the state’s death toll to 806.

Health official Professor Brett Sutton said casual contact or shared facilities such as the Chadstone public washroom contributed to the butcher-related transmission.

“So that’s an important lesson,” he said. “People who work closely together can be part of a cluster, and all of their family contacts then become secondary cases, and then tertiary cases are where some of those family contacts go to their essential workplaces, again a times, before being potentially contagious. . “

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