COVID-19

NSW records 1218 new cases, 6 deaths

Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the figure on Sunday, and said six people had died from the virus overnight.More to come.VICTORIAN OUTBREAK GROWS; LOCKDOWN EXTENSION LIKELYVictoria has recorded 92 new local cases of Covid-19 on Sunday as the state’s sixth lockdown is set to be extended..The Department of Health confirmed the figure on Sunday morning, advising 61 of the 92 cases could be traced to existing outbreaks.A total of 51,030 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, while 31,436 vaccine doses were administered. Meanwhile, the state’s lockdown is almost certain to extend at least a week as authorities compare new coronavirus cases to “smouldering embers” that could restart fires.Senior ministers told the Sunday Herald Sun that given the rate at which people were passing on the virus, they held little hope the shackles on families and businesses would ease on Thursday as scheduled.It comes as Covid commander Jeroen Weimar said a new “cluster of concern” had emerged on Saturday, a Woolworths and car wash on Plummer St in Port Melbourne, with four cases confirmed so far.Mr Foley also issued a plea to Melburnians in non-hot spot suburbs in Melbourne’s southeast to come forward for testing due to local wastewater detections.The areas of concern included Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Edithvale, Mordialloc, Patterson Lakes, and Seaford.The state’s lockdown is tipped to end on Thursday, but that was looking unlikely with multiple mystery cases still unsolved.Health officials are expected to front the media later on Sunday.NED-3869-Covid-19-Exposure-Sites-Victoria‘ESCALATING’ CONCERN FOR NSWNew South Wales has recorded another 1,035 cases of Covid-19.More than 156,000 vaccines were administered across the state in the past 24 hours, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said.There were also 129,182 tests conducted.He said there two Covid-19 related deaths, a woman in her 70s from the Blue Mountains district and a woman in he 80s from western Sydney.There have now been 83 deaths since the outbreak began on June 16 and the number of infections has climbed to more than 17,000.Mr Hazzard announced weddings would again be allowed from this Friday, with five guests, plus the photographer and those officiating.NSW Health’s Dr Jeremy McAnulty flagged half a dozen suburbs where the risk of spreading the virus is concentrated and urged residents to follow Covid-safe protocols.National – 2021 – Covid Vaccination Stats“We continue to be very concerned about southwestern Western Sydney cases escalating, particularly in the suburbs of Guildford, Maryland, Auburn, Granville, Bankstown, and Greystanes,” he told the media on Saturday. “So wherever we are in the State, of course, assume that you might be at the risk of Covid, but in those areas in southwestern Western Sydney, in particular, be very aware of the Covid safe behaviours to follow.”NED-4090-Greater-Sydney-Restrictions-mapNSW Covid Exposure Sites

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