Australia coronavirus - NSW state records 345 new cases of COVID-19 infection

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

New South Wales is the largest population state of Australia and has the country's largest city, Sydney. Its epicentre of Australia's current wave 

  • the recent run 239, 170, 210, 239, 207, 199, 233, 262, 291, 319, 262, 283, 356, 344 and today's 345
Of the 345:
  • 128 are linked to a known case or cluster
  • 116 were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 34 were in isolation for part of their infectious period
  • thus 229 were out and about in circulation for some or all of their infectious period. Sydney is so staying in lockdown for a loooong time to come. .... 
NSW will add further restrictions in another 3 areas of Sydney.

Finding something positive to post:
  •  total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 4,698,473

Earlier on, numbers from the neighbouring state of Victoria
  • 21 new cases reported
  • 15 were in quarantine throughout their infectious period (this is a key metric and its on the improve in Victoria) 
  • 17 of the 21 are linked to known outbreak cases, the other 4 still under investigation (the 'other 4' is also a key metric and will be a source of concern for health authorities in Victoria - it'll need to see a series of near zero's before the lockdown is lifted)
  • The capital city of Victoria, Melbourne (Australia''s second-largest city), is in lockdown, the lockdown was extended yesterday to next Thursday (at least).
  • no new cases in Cairns (recently exited lockdown)
  • 10 new cases in SE Qld, all linked & all have been in isolation
Australian Capital Territory (home of the country's capital city Canberra)
  • reports its first case in more than a year
  • local media report a lockdown is now imminent 

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