Live: Victoria ‘well placed’ for lockdown to end on time, Daniel Andrews says
Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton kicked off his piece by talking to the infectiousness of the UK strain. Here’s what he had to say:
“It is certainly the case that this is a more infectious virus.
“They have been different numbers grown around. I am certainly aware of a range of 40 — 70 per cent more infectious, which was out of the UK in the early days.
“That has been claimed to be 34 per cent or thereabouts in more recent times.
“There are weaknesses in the analysis for all of those ranges and numbers.
“The fact is, almost everyone is settling on the fact that it is a more infectious virus.
“As for the median incubation period, the time from being exposed to causing illness in individuals, I have also seen evidence and I can post it that relates to the fact that it might be up…