Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case

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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

NSW records 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths as ‘friends bubble’ for under 18s announced

NSW records 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths as 'friends bubble' for under 18s announced

Play dates are back on in NSW with children under 18 allowed to form a “friends bubble” after the state recorded 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths.A snap seven-day lockdown has also been announced for the Tweed, Byron Bay and Kempsey local government areas (LGAs) beginning from 5:00pm this afternoon.The announcement comes after an … Read more

Queensland records zero local COVID-19 cases as authorities monitor response to northern NSW case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at Logan COVID-19 vaccination centre

Queensland has recorded zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one was detected in hotel quarantine.Key points:Authorities are monitoring the state’s border bubble with NSW after a positive case in the Byron Bay areaShe says she will wait to hear an update from NSW before making any changes to the border statusThe Premier described reports of Queensland … Read more

Pindi records three Covid-19 casualties – Newspaper

Pindi records three Covid-19 casualties - Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Three persons succumbed to Covid-19 and 259 cases surfaced in the federal capital and Rawalpindi on Sunday. The weekly positivity ratio in Islamabad dropped to 4.62 per cent while it remained at 7.2pc in Rawalpindi. There were no casualties in the federal capital, however, 192 people were found infected out of 4,289 tests carried … 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

ACT records 17 new cases of COVID-19, with 12 infectious in the community

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The ACT has recorded 17 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.Twelve of those cases spent some time infectious in the community.Six of the new cases are yet to be linked to other known cases or transmission sites.Eight people are in hospital with the virus —two people are in intensive care and one is requiring ventilation.Of … Read more

Queensland records no new COVID-19 cases as ‘super Pfizer weekend’ sees vaccination rates soar

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

There have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get vaccinated at walk-in hubs. The state also detected no new cases in hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday was a record day for vaccinations in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs … Read more

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases as restrictions ease slightly and school holidays begin

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The ACT has recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases, at least seven of which spent part of their infectious period in the community and eight currently unlinked to other known cases or clusters.Eight people are currently in hospital with the virus, and one of those remains in intensive care requiring ventilation.Only two of the new cases were in quarantine … Read more

ACT records 30 new COVID-19 cases, a number Chief Minister Andrew Barr says is ‘simply too high’

ACT records 30 new COVID-19 cases, a number Chief Minister Andrew Barr says is 'simply too high'

The ACT has recorded 30 new cases of COVID-19, at least 14 of which were infectious in the community and with 11 not yet linked to other known cases.Eight people are in hospital with the virus, with one person in intensive care requiring ventilation.There are currently 245 active cases in the territory.ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr “regretfully” … Read more

Victoria records 510 local COVID cases and one death ahead of slight ease in restrictions

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Victoria has recorded 510 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and one death, as the state prepares for a slight easing of restrictions.Key points:Of the new cases, 386 are yet to be linked to known outbreaksFully vaccinated people in Melbourne and Ballarat will get slightly more freedoms when restrictions ease tomorrowThe ninth COVID-19 death of the current … Read more

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases, at least eight of which were infectious in the community

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases, at least eight of which were infectious in the community

The ACT has recorded 15 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.Key points:At least eight of the new cases were infectious in the communityOne new case has been detected at Canberra’s jail, through routine monitoringActing Chief Health Officer Vanessa Johnston says some people had been knowingly infectious in the community during the outbreakAt least eight of the … Read more

Queensland records one new locally acquired case of COVID-19

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Queensland has detected one new locally acquired case of COVID-19, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.The case was a student at St Thomas More College, which was linked to the Sunnybank cluster, and was in home quarantine, the Premier said.Ms Palaszczuk told state Parliament the student was not infectious in the community.”That student is in home quarantine and has not … Read more

Victoria records 514 new COVID cases as state on cusp of vaccination milestone

Victoria records 514 new COVID cases as state on cusp of vaccination milestone

Victoria has recorded 514 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, as regional communities in the state transition in and out of lockdown.Contact tracers have linked just 148 of the new cases to known outbreaks.There were 61,961 test results received on Tuesday, and 41,758 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites.Around 68.3 per cent of Victorians … Read more

Victoria records 423 new COVID cases and two deaths, as public transport shutdown planned

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Police will suspend part of Melbourne’s public transport system for six hours on Saturday in an attempt to thwart planned anti-lockdown protests.Key points:The bulk of Victoria’s 423 new cases are not yet linked to existing outbreaksA roadmap will be unveiled on Sunday, detailing a plan to ease restrictions over the next few monthsUnion leaders say they … Read more

ACT records 13 new cases of COVID-19, as territory braces for another month of lockdown

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The ACT has recorded 13 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the territory endures what Chief Minister Andrew Barr says is one of the “toughest moments” in Canberra’s history.Key points:Eight of today’s new cases were infectious in the community The ACT will today mark 75 per cent of people over 12 years of age vaccinated with one doseHealth authorities … Read more

Queensland records no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as vaccination rollout extended to welcome walk-ins

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks about COVID-19 in Parliament

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state government revealed the vaccination rollout will be expanded to encourage walk-ins this weekend.Key points:Hubs across Queensland will allow walk-in vaccinations this weekendQueenslanders aged 60 or older can now opt for the Pfizer vaccineAn extra 189,455 Pfizer doses arrived in Queensland this weekPremier Annastacia … Read more

Canberra’s lockdown extended until October 15 as ACT records 22 new COVID-19 cases

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The ACT’s lockdown has been extended for another four weeks until October 15, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has confirmed. Key points:The ACT has recorded 22 new COVID-19 casesThere will be a phased return to face-to-face learning, beginning with year 12 students at the start of term 4 The ACT has been in lockdown since August 12 The extension of the lockdown … Read more

NSW records 1,127 COVID-19 cases, two deaths

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NSW recorded 1,127 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and two deaths in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday.A man in his 50s from Western Sydney, who had no underlying health issues, died at Concord Hospital.A woman in her 80s from Western Sydney died at Ryde Hospital.The areas of concern remain in Western and south-western Sydney, in Auburn, Greenacre, Bankstown, … Read more

ACT records 13 new COVID-19 infections, as vaccination bookings open for 12-15-year-olds

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The ACT has recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases.Of the new cases, only two were in quarantine for their entire infectious period.Ten people spent some time in the community while infectious, while the isolation status of one person is still under investigation.There are nine people with COVID-19 in hospital in the ACT, with three in intensive care and one person on … Read more

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Two Brisbane school students have tested positive to COVID-19 but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says authorities are a “lot more comfortable” about the state’s most recent outbreak.Key points:The cases from the Sunnybank cluster have been in home quarantine38 per cent of eligible Queenslanders are now fully vaccinatedThe vaccination program has opened for 12- to 15-year-oldsMs Palaszczuk said the local … Read more

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19

Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19.”This is the best result we could have hoped for,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young confirmed the outbreak came from New South Wales.”We got confirmation that two of the three gentlemen who crossed the border from NSW into Queensland and then one of them went and … Read more

Victoria records 450 COVID cases as outbreaks in Melbourne’s north and west grow

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Victoria has recorded 450 new cases of COVID-19.Key points:Victoria has 2,793 active cases of COVID-19More than 1,000 exposure sites remain, including new sites in regional areas40 per cent of adults in the state have had two vaccine dosesThe positive cases were detected from 42,765 test results and contact tracers have only been able to link 75 to existing cases.Authorities … Read more

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases, as changes announced for Check In CBR app

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases, as changes announced for Check In CBR app

The ACT has recorded 15 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.Key points:At least eight of today’s cases spent some time in community while infectiousThere are nine people in hospital with the virus, with two patients in intensive careThe ACT government has updated its Check In CBR app to enable push notificationsAt least eight of those cases were … Read more

Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case, check-in app to include vaccination details

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at press conference in Crestmead factory

Queensland has recorded one new case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was detected in the 10-year-old brother of a four-year-old child from Beenleigh who tested positive last week.It comes as the Premier confirmed Queensland Check-In app will soon have the ability to show if someone has been vaccinated.”We’re working … Read more