Coronavirus update: Victoria reports 75 new infections, six cases added via community transmission


Victoria records a big jump in new COVID-19 cases by a total of 75 on Monday, registering the biggest increase in Australia since April 10.  

Of the 75, 1 is hotel quarantined, 14 linked to known outbreaks, 37 routine testings and 23 are under investigation.

There have been double-digit increases in the number of new cases of coronavirus in Victoria for the past 14 days.

Australia’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton told RN Breakfast on Sunday: "It's absolutely a second peak and it's going to challenge us in the same way as that first one. But like the first one, we have been testing as significantly as at any point in Australia," 

"It's a genuine challenge now. I think we're right at the edge, in terms of being able to manage it. If it gets beyond us it's not due to lack of enormous effort, that's for sure."

The state has imposed the harshest lockdown measures once again to contain the second-wave.

Market reaction

AUD/USD stalls its bounce at 0.6876 on the worrisome virus stats, as it hovers around 0.6870 at the time of writing. The rebound in the S&P 500 futures underpins the higher-yielding aussie. The spot adds 0.15% on a daily basis.

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