Melbournian infected with mutant Indian strain of Covid-19 is rushed to intensive care as city fights virus outbreak
- Melbournian with Indian strain of Covid-19 is in intensive care on a ventilator
- VIC Acting Premier James Merlino said the person is not in ‘a very good way’
- Melbourne Covid grows to 26, with 11 new cases overnight
A Melbournian with the Indian strain of coronavirus has been placed in intensive care and is on a ventilator.
Victoria’s Acting Premier James Merlino said the person is not in ‘a very good way’.
The news comes as a Covid cluster containing the highly infectious strain of the virus grows to 26, with 11 new cases overnight.
A Melbournian with the Indian strain of coronavirus has been placed in intensive care and is on a ventilator. Pictured: Covid testing site in Melbourne on May 27
‘In the last day, we have seen 12 linked new cases, bringing the total number of cases linked to the hotel quarantine breach in South Australia to 26,’ Mr Merlino said at a press conference on Thursday.
‘Sadly, we have one of those people in an ICU, on a ventilator in not a very good way.
‘In the last day, we’ve seen more evidence we’re dealing with a highly infectious strain of the virus, a variant of concern, which is running faster than we have ever recorded.’
Victorians will be in lockdown from 11.59pm tonight.
Residents will only be able to leave home for five reasons: exercise, going to work, care giving or medical reasons, buying food and essentials or getting vaccinated.
More to come