COVID-19 Update: We await Aussie data, China six new coronavirus, Moderna hopes revived

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With US virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, more on that here, Coronavirus Update: Texas hospitalizations mark daily record with 10,745 increase, Nevada joins the league, there was a glimmer of hope from the following news:

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine trial produced ‘robust’ immune response in all patients – CNBC

Meanwhile, Reuters reported that China reported on Wednesday six new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 14, up from three cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths.

China also reported four new asymptomatic patients, down from five a day earlier.

As of July 14, mainland China had a total of 83,611 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said. China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.

As for Australia, the Federal health minister Greg Hunt will give a national coronavirus update about 12.15pm local time. 

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia surpassed 10,000 on Tuesday. As of Tuesday afternoon there have been 10,251 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.

Here are yesterday’s Victoria numbers while we await the updates. 

As of 14 July 2020,

  • As of 14 July 2020, the total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 4,224 with 270 new cases since yesterday’s report.
  • The overall total has increased by 257, with 13 cases reclassified, largely due to duplication. Of the new cases, 28 are linked to outbreaks and 242 are under investigation. No new cases have been detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.
  • 752 cases may indicate community transmission.
  • 85 people are in hospital, including 26 patients in intensive care. There have been two deaths reported since yesterday. To date, 26 people have died.
  • There are 1,803 cases currently active in Victoria. 2,395 people have recovered.
  • Of the total cases, 3,799 are from metropolitan Melbourne and 298 are from regional Victoria.
  • More than 1,170,300 test results have been received by the department since 1 January 2020.
  • Further details can be found in today’s coronavirus (COVID-19) media release.
  • An update to the Case and Contact Management Guidelines (Word) (v23 10 July 2020) has been made and relates to the assessment of close contact in healthcare workers who wear masks.
  • Up-to-date epidemiological data is available on our website
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