New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches

New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches

Health officials say COVID-19 cases are still trending downward nationally but warn that a hard flu season could put more pressure on the health care system. Last week, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that the virus’s reproductive number (Rt) had fallen below one for the first time since mid-July, putting new COVID infections on a downward … Read more

Hunter records 82 new COVID cases as officials urge ‘Freedom Day’ caution

Men lining outside a barbershop in Newcastle.

The Hunter has recorded 82 new COVID cases on “Freedom Day” as the region continues to post some of the highest numbers in the New South Wales.Key points:There have been 1,768 cases of coronavirus in the Hunter New England Health District since August 5Hairdressers, gyms, and hospitality venues are welcoming back customers todayThe Deputy Prime Minister says Indigenous … Read more