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Police and coroner to investigate St Basil’s COVID-19 deaths

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FIRST with NEIL MITCHELL

The Victorian State Coroner has launched an investigation into the COVID-19 deaths of five residents at St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner.

The coroner has called on police to compile a brief of evidence.

Victoria Police has confirmed it is assisting the Victorian State Coroner with enquiries in relation to the deaths.

There have been 88 COVID-19 deaths in Victorian aged care facilities.

Homicide squad and cold case investigators may be involved in the investigation.

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VICTORIAN STATE CORONER’S FULL STATEMENT:

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