The Corona Crucible – Tues 30th June

World 10.4 million    India 560K+   Pakistan 200K+

At the start of this month 6.2 million people around the world had been infected with coronavirus. One month later, we’ve reached a grim statistic. Over ten million people have been infected across the globe and over 500,000 people have died. The rate of infection is increasing now by about one million every week. Fatalities are in the order of 5,000 a day. Based on this level of increase we can expect that by the end of this year around 40 million people will have been infected, and around one million will have died. Again, this is only the figures being recorded. Actual numbers may be massively higher as not everyone on earth has access to a COVID-19 test.

There were another 64 cases of coronavirus confirmed here in Victoria overnight. The Premier has announced that from midnight tomorrow, ten postcodes across Melbourne will go back into lockdown until 29 July. The spike in cases has primarily come about due to a breach in hotel quarantine protocols and spread through family links from there.

It turns out that our next door neighbour’s daughter works at the local primary school where a confirmed case was diagnosed yesterday. She visited her elderly parents recently. I really hope they have not been exposed. It’s very worrying having this virus so close to us.