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Brimbank woman dies of COVID-19

Brimbank woman dies of COVID-19

Tara Murray

A woman in Brimbank in the 80s was one of two people who died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

A man in his 20s from Hume also died.

Health Department Deputy Secretary Kate Matson said the woman was hospitalized due to her COVID-19 symptoms in recent days.

That comes when 445 new cases were announced today.

Among the new cases were 14 cases in Brimbank and 16 in Melton.

That comes when a Sunshine West company was added to the list of exposure sites in the last 24 hours.

Williams Adams CAT has been named a level two spot on September 6 and 7 between 6 p.m. 7 and 17.

Meanwhile, the state government announced an additional $ 22 million investment in mental health services.

The funding will help set up 20 pop-up community mental health services, which are expected to add 93,000 additional hours of wellness checks and counseling.

No locations for the pop-up clinics have been announced.

Funding will also support the Triple P parenting program, LGBTIQ + community organizations Switchboard, Thorne Harbor and Drummond Street Family Services, which support the mental health and Vichealth workforce.

Orygen CEO Professor Patrick McGorry said the organization was extremely grateful for this additional funding.

He said the system had been overwhelmed for a number of years.

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