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Victoria records 360 new coronavirus cases

Victoria to announce 360 new coronavirus cases after suffering its deadliest day since the pandemic began

Victoria is set to announce another 360 coronavirus cases on Saturday, reports say.

The state’s age care outbreak has also increased, with another home in Box Hill reporting infections. 

Uniting AgeWell Box Hill is conducting a deep clean after a staff member who last worked on July 17 tested positive for the virus, the Herald Sun reported.    

Victoria is expended to announced 360 new coronavirus cases on Saturday after a nursing home in Box Hill reported an outbreak (medical staff at a nursing home in Fawkner pictured) 

The employee was wearing a mask and had not been in direct contact with any of the residents. 

Chief executive officer Andrew Kinnersly said the centre was deep cleaning two wings and staff areas in a letter to the facility’s families. 

He said the risk to residents was relatively low and all staff and residents would be tested for coronavirus.

The aged care home will remain closed to visitors pending the results. 

Five coronavirus patients linked to aged care clusters in Victora died on Friday.  

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