No new peninsula cases as state infections soar

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The Mornington Peninsula has had no confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours as the state’s numbers soared by an all-time high number of 428 cases.

The peninsula has had a total of 71 cases, and seven are still active.

In his daily press conference, Premier Daniel Andrews singled out a group from Coburg that had travelled a 200 kilometre round trip to visit Rye. He made the point the group set a “poor example” during restrictions.

The City of Frankston had an increase of one case in the last 24 hours, bringing its total to 47 cases with 6 active cases.

It came as news broke of a positive test for a childcare worker at an early learning centre in Frankston Heights.

The Hope Early Learning Centre, which has up to 120 children come through its doors each day, has notified parents, has begun contact tracing with the Department of Health and Human Services, and has closed for deep cleaning.

The City of Casey has seen a jump of 12 cases in the last 24 hours to a total of 173 cases. Forty-six of these are still active cases.

The Mornington Peninsula currently ranks as the 23rd worst affected Local Government Area in Victoria.

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