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Victoria records 116 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

Victoria records 116 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths”

It is the lowest daily increase in cases since July 5, when 74 new cases were reported.

The premier confirmed that the deaths include three females and five males in their 80s, four females and two males in their 90s, and one female in her 100s - all of these fatalities are linked to age care outbreaks.

While initially due to expire on September 13, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that he would seek to extend the state of emergency for a further 12-month period.

"So, we simply can't have those important rules and the legal framework that sits behind them, we cannot have that end on the 13 September, because this will not have ended by the 13th of next month".

Victoria has recorded 116 new coronavirus cases and 15 deaths, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced. If extended, it will bring the total time that the state of emergency was in place up to 18 months.

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The current state of emergency was due to expire on September 13th. "The six months we have already been through plus a further 12 months." .

Other than in Victoria, which represents over 80% of (*17 *) COVID-19 deaths due to a 2nd wave of infections, the nation has actually mostly prevented the high casualty varieties of lots of countries with about 24,500 infections and 502 deaths.

Andrews said he hoped the changes would be passed with widespread support from all parties, despite the state's opposition leader Michael O'Brien calling it a "power grab".

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