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Australia Rate of coronavirus infection slows in NSW as authorities urge public to maintain social distancing

04:55  29 march  2020
04:55  29 march  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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The number of new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours in New South Wales has risen by 174, down considerably on the previous day's increase of 212 cases.

The total number of confirmed cases is now at 1,791, with 24 people being treated in intensive care.

The drop in the rate of infections saw NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard repeat pleas for the public to stick to social distancing rules.

"This virus can do it's evil best but it is not a high jumper, not a long jumper and as long as you are 1.5m away from somebody else, you have a fairly good chance, a reasonable chance, of not actually getting transmission of the virus," he said.

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Health Minister Steven Miles says a trend showing a fall in the number of new COVID-19 cases being reported is a sign social-distancing measures are working in Queensland.Queensland had 27 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last day, lifting to 900 the total number of known COVID-19 patients across the state.

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