Victoria suffers first COVID-19 death in a month

Victoria suffers its first COVID-19 death in a month despite the patient being CLEARED of the deadly virus – as the state records 31 days with no new infections

  • Woman aged in her 70s has died from Covid-related complications in Victoria
  • Health authorities said patient was cleared of virus but died from complications  
  • Comes as Victoria recorded 31st consecutive day of no new cases on Monday 

Victoria has recorded its first coronavrius death in a month as its run of zero new infections continues for a 31st consecutive day.

Health authorities have confirmed an elderly woman aged in her 70s who had previously been cleared of COVID-19 has died from complications relating to her original diagnosis. 

‘The case was a woman in her 70s who was part of a small group of cases diagnosed in late July,’ the Department of Health and Human Services tweeted on Monday.

‘She was cleared as an active case in late Sept. In line w/ the national case definition, this is a COVID-related death as no recovery occurred from time of infection.’

Victoria recorded zero new cases for the the 31st day in the row and currently has no active cases of the virus.

Around 5,030 Victorians were tested on Sunday. 

The state officially eliminated the virus last Friday when Victoria recorded 28 consecutive days of no new cases.

Thousands of Melburnians returned to the office on Monday after months of working from home.

South Australia and Queensland will welcome back Victorians from Tuesday, just days after NSW and Tasmania reopened its borders last week.

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