Defence added another confirmed case of COVID-19 today, indicated on their little black map as occurring in Melbourne.
This brings Defence’s total case numbers to 75, with 64 officially listed as recovered.
Meanwhile, there’s much reporting of large-scale ADF deployments in Victoria, as that state continues to struggle with their very serious outbreaks.
However, official Defence figures, updated today, don’t back up the reporting…
- 252 ADF personnel are providing logistics support to the Department of Health and Human Services, including contact tracing.
- 184 personnel are involved in medical testing initiatives.
- 164 personnel are supporting Victoria Police checkpoints.
- 117 personnel are assisting in other logistics roles, including the Police Assistance Line callcentre in Ballarat.
That’s a total of 717 personnel actually deployed in Victoria – or less than half the total force assigned almost two weeks ago, the balance of which is still on standby.