Victoria records 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths
Ozi Indian Tv: Victoria has recorded 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths overnight — the highest number of people to die in a single day in Australia since the pandemic began.
Premier Daniel Andrews said 10 of the deaths were connected to aged care outbreaks.
The people who died were two men in their 50s, four men in their 70s, four women and two men in their 80s, and two women and three men in their 90s.
Australia's previous highest daily death toll was 15 deaths, recorded just four days ago.
The State Government has announced an extra $59.7 million will be allocated towards Victoria's mental health services.
The funding includes $250,000 for an existing counselling service that is used by healthcare workers, including nurses and midwives.
"This is a very challenging set of circumstances … particularly those nurses and personal care workers who have gone into aged care settings in fundamental crisis," Mr Andrews said.
"You can't unsee what you've seen. There is a degree of trauma, a degree of previously unknown levels of really, really challenging circumstances."
SOURCE: OZI INDIAN TV CHANNEL.