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Victoria’s age care crisis deepens


* Of the six deaths announced on Tuesday, four are linked to private aged care

* 80 outbreaks in aged care facilities

* 769 active cases connected to aged care

* Aged care residents in some coronavirus-riddled private aged care homes will be transferred into hospitals in a state government intervention

* The Victorian Aged Care Response Centre is coordinating the response to the crisis, with former Country Fire Authority chief officer Joe Buffone in charge

* Buffone said their three top priorities are the care for aged care residents, the aged care workforce and prevention of further outbreaks

* Five million more masks to be sent to Victoria from the national medical stockpile. 500,000 reusable face shields also to be made available for aged care


* 86 cases linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner

* 88 cases linked to Estia Health in Ardeer

* 82 cases linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care

* 62 cases in Menarock Life aged care in Essendon

* 53 cases linked to Glendale aged care facility in Werribee

* 76 cases linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth

* 51 cases linked to Baptcare Wyndham Lodge in Werribee

* 50 cases linked to Estia Health in Heidelberg

* 40 cases linked to Outlook Gardens aged care in Dandenong North

* 39 cases linked to Arcare aged care in Craigieburn

* Individual staff members infected in other facilities

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