COVID-19

Virus cluster at peninsula aged care

There are 21 people linked to the cluster including 17 residents and four staff.However, chief operations officer Peter Nilsson said no new cases had been detected this week and many of those infected were soon to reach the 14 day mark.All those infected were also double vaccinated and none had required hospital treatment.“The staff have done an amazing job and we’re confident we’re over the worst of it,” Mr Nilsson said.In 2020 the centre battled a deadly outbreak that infected 39 and claimed the lives of five people.Mr Nilsson said the current outbreak was “the reverse” of last year’s crisis.“It is still serious, but the circumstances are very different this time around.“Delta is obviously highly infectious but we have the protection of the vaccine.”He said the 2020 outbreak was on the ground floor of the two storey centre and involved some residents with dementia.“This outbreak is on the first floor and we doesn’t include anyone with dementia,” he said.There were 21 new infections detected on the Mornington Peninsula on Tuesday taking the LGAs total to 266 active cases.Mornington has 44 cases after three more were added to the tally on Tuesday.The suburb has the highest number of active cases in the [email protected]

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