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Melbourne business Cedar Meats in Brooklyn abattoir coronavirus cluster grows to 106

Abattoir coronavirus cluster continues to grow as 106 people connected to Cedar Meats are diagnosed with COVID-19

  • There are three new cases of coronavirus linked to Cedar Meats in Brooklyn
  • There are now 88 active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, with 10 people in hospital 
  • Police Minister Lisa Neville said there have been no new cases in aged care
  • However a patient at HammondCare’s Caulfield Village facility is waiting results
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Another three cases of coronavirus have been linked to an abattoir in Melbourne’s west, bringing the cluster to 106 people.

The household contacts of people linked to Cedar Meats in Brooklyn are among four new cases recorded in Victoria on Thursday.

The state’s coronavirus tally has increased by just one to 1581 after another three cases were reclassified – one moved to another state and another two dropped because of duplication.

There are now 88 active cases in Victoria, with 10 people in hospital, including five people in intensive care.

Another three cases of coronavirus have been linked to an abattoir in Melbourne’s west, bringing the cluster to 106 people

Police Minister Lisa Neville said there have been no new cases in aged care.

But a woman at HammondCare’s Caulfield Village dementia facility is due to receive the results of a COVID-19 test on Thursday after she was tested a third time.

The facility went into lockdown after the woman tested positive on Monday before a second swab came back negative on Tuesday.

She was then tested for a third time.

HammondCare chief executive Stephen Judd said on Wednesday the woman was ‘doing really well’ despite a cough that prompted the testing.

More than 150 staff and residents have tested negative at the facility.

It is among three aged care homes put in lockdown after residents tested positive to COVID-19.

A resident from Villa Maria Aged Care Home in Bundoora went to hospital at the weekend with a fever, returning an inconclusive test result.

A woman at HammondCare's Caulfield Village dementia facility is due to receive the results of a COVID-19 test on Thursday after she was tested a third time

A woman at HammondCare’s Caulfield Village dementia facility is due to receive the results of a COVID-19 test on Thursday after she was tested a third time

More tests were negative, but the nursing home remains in lockdown.

A resident at Lynden Aged Care at Camberwell was diagnosed with COVID-19 while being treated at a metropolitan hospital, prompting the facility to also shut its doors to visitors on Tuesday.

A study from the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and the Victorian health department released this week revealed Victoria had 76 distinct genetic COVID-19 clusters by April 14.

Researchers made the finding through genetic analysis of samples from 903 coronavirus patients, which was about 75 per cent of the state’s 1333 cases at the time.

There are now 88 active cases in Victoria, with 10 people in hospital, including five people in intensive care. Pictured: : A person arriving at Cedar Meats has their temperature taken

There are now 88 active cases in Victoria, with 10 people in hospital, including five people in intensive care. Pictured: : A person arriving at Cedar Meats has their temperature taken

Of the cases sampled, the majority (737) of people were part of a genomic cluster, with social venues, healthcare facilities and cruise ships among the sites where clusters were linked.

The 76 clusters includes 34 with only people who had travelled overseas and 34 with a mix of people who had travelled overseas and acquired the illness locally.

The median size of a cluster was five people, but one cluster linked to multiple social venues in metropolitan Melbourne had 75 cases.

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