The mass coronavirus break outs in Melbourne’s north and north-west might ‘potentially’ have actually sparked from a single source “super spreader” contaminating the neighborhood, Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has revealed.
A genomic sequencing report revealed the “very spreader” could be behind the spike in the state’s infections, consisting of 66 brand-new virus cases overnight, which have broken out predominantly across the city’s 10 hotspot postal codes presently in the Australian city’s phase three lockdown. It is one theory being investigated.
“There seems to be a single source of infection for a number of the cases that have actually crossed the northern and western suburban areas of Melbourne,” Mikakos stated.
“It appears to be even potentially an incredibly spreader that has triggered this rise in cases.” A super spreader is usually called a client who infects a significant amount of individuals with an illness more than typical.
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However Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaliese van Diemen said there was no “definitive proof” the outbreak was caused from a super spreader.
“We do not have a single incredibly spreader per say, however it is one of the epidemiological theories that is being took a look at by our group of really knowledgeable epidemiologists,” she stated.
“The present outbreak is perhaps looking more like a point source outbreak.
“There is not a recognized super spreader at this moment in time. It is one of the possibilities.”
This story was initially published on Nine News and is republished with approval.