NSW’s ninth Omicron COVID-19 case may have been locally acquired

A child in a car receives a COVID nasal swab

NSW Health is concerned the state’s ninth Omicron COVID-19 infection “may have been acquired in the community”.The latest case, a student at Regents Park Christian School in Western Sydney, has not been overseas and has no links to people who have travelled abroad.Health Minister Brad Hazzard said two other students at the school had “early indications” … Read more

Queensland records two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, Premier ‘still concerned’ about Gold Coast

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk provides a COVID-19 update

Queensland has recorded two locally acquired cases of COVID-19, both linked and in home quarantine, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced.Both cases are female, one a child under 10 and one in her teens, and linked to the Moree cluster.Neither had been infectious in the community.Queensland COVID-19 snapshotIn the past 24 hours:Locally acquired cases: 2Other sources: 2Tests: 9,474Queensland’s vaccine rollout (percentage of … Read more

Queensland records three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in Goondiwindi

Queensland records three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in Goondiwindi

Queensland has recorded three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in Goondiwindi as the mayor of the southern border town says he is concerned about gatherings in northern New South Wales.Key points:Two of Queensland’s three new COVID-19 cases were infectious in the community for daysPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned the virus will “hunt out” unvaccinated peopleVaccination rates among … Read more

NSW to spend $130 million on mental health as state records 301 cases of locally acquired COVID-19, 10 deaths

People queue up for vaccinations

The NSW government has pledged $130 million in support for mental health in the wake of the pandemic, as the state recorded 301 cases of locally acquired COVID-19.Another 10 people died in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday. The new cases were detected from 69,107 test results received yesterday.NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the announcement of funds for services, beds, … Read more

Queensland records no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as Bunnings vaccination clinics open

Queensland records no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as Bunnings vaccination clinics open

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as the state turns to a novel way to increase vaccination rates.Treasurer Cameron Dick held this morning’s press conference at a Bunnings warehouse in Logan, south of Brisbane.Pop-up vaccination clinics will be available for the first time today at 33 Bunnings stores across the state, … Read more

New Zealand reports 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19

New Zealand reports 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19

A vaccination centre sign directs the public during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall/File PhotoOct 15 (Reuters) – New Zealand reported 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, with all in locked-down Auckland, as the country readies for a mass … Read more

Queensland records one locally acquired COVID-19 case linked to Sunnybank cluster

Yvette D'Ath gives a press conference in a pharmacy

Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired COVID-19 case.Key points:The case was detected in a child on the final day of home quarantineTwo pop-up vaccine clinics will be set up at Lang Park ahead of the NRL preliminary finalsQueensland’s tourism industry will be given a $30 million support package to attract interstate visitorsThe case is … Read more

Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaking to reporters

Queensland has recorded one new local case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the COVID-positive person was a female student from St Thomas More College in Sunnybank, which was linked to a known cluster.The student has been in home quarantine.Ms Palaszczuk said there was also a second case in a person who had arrived from … Read more

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland has recorded zero new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as authorities look into contact tracing efforts after an infected traveller transited through Brisbane Airport on their way to the Northern Territory.Key points:The traveller spent four hours in transit at Brisbane Airport while infectiousPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident Queensland has ticked over to 60 per cent with a … Read more