Australia Victoria records one new Covid case

04:45  19 june  2021
04:45  19 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The new cases were detected from 65,497 test results processed on Wednesday. It is a more than 50 per cent increase on the 950 recorded a day earlier. Premier Daniel Andrews said many of the new infections were "completely avoidable". COVID -19 response commander Jeroen Weimar said the "significant number of social gatherings" over the long weekend was behind the "challenging day for Victoria ". "Today is a significant setback in how we manage this outbreak," he said. About one third of the 1 ,438 cases are a direct result of gatherings on Friday and Saturday, he said.

Victoria has recorded 473 new locally acquired cases of COVID -19 as the state government launches a compliance and vaccination crackdown for the construction industry. Key points: It represents the highest single-day count of the outbreak so far and the largest tally in more than a year. COVID -19 response commander Jeroen Weimar said there had been transmission of the virus between workers in tearooms in a growing V/Line cluster and at some construction sites. "It's where we probably drop our guard the most, it's where we physically drop our masks to eat and drink," he said.

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Victoria has recorded one new local case as the state enjoys its first weekend of travel freedom after 25km movement limits were placed on Melbourne city dwellers during its stage four lockdown.

At the same time mask usage on Sydney's public transport network will be mandatory for at least five days after another local Covid-19 case popped up in a man who had 'fleeting exposure' from an infected shopper.

The man in his 50s caught the virus while shopping at Myer Bondi Junction on Saturday last week.

He was on the same floor in the same section as a limousine driver believed to be at the centre of this week's outbreak.

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Victoria recorded 567 locally acquired COVID -19 cases , as Melburnians prepare for another five weeks of hard lockdown under the state's new restrictions roadmap. The state has also recorded another death, of a woman with COVID -19 in her 70s from Moreland. There are currently 5,675 active cases in the state, with 85 per cent under the age of 50. Mr Andrews said it was a "pandemic of the unvaccinated and these numbers bear that out". There are 209 people in hospital, 59 of those are in intensive care and 40 are on a ventilator.

Victoria has recorded one new Covid -19 case in hotel quarantine after reporting five new cases the previous day. The state's 42-day COVID -free streak came to an end on Saturday, with five cases of the virus uncovered in the state's revamped hotel quarantine system. One more case was then reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to six. However no locally-acquired cases were reported for a 44th straight day. The hotel quarantine program was kickstarted again on Monday after the state welcomed back international travellers for the first time since the horror second wave.

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NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said it appeared the limousine driver had passed on the Delta strain of the virus with just fleeting contact.

Queensland and Tasmania on Friday responded to the development by tightening border restrictions, with Queensland declaring a virus hotspot from 1am on Saturday in Sydney's Waverley council area.

Tasmania will block entry for those who attended any NSW exposure site.

'This indicates that the initial case was highly infectious as transmission must have occurred through fleeting exposure,' Dr Chant told reporters.

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'(This is) noting that the person who caught the infection at the cafe was seated outside and there was no known (contact) with the initial case.'

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Victoria has recorded one new local case of coronavirus as the state barricades its border with NSW and anxiously waits to hear if more restrictions will be put in place. Health officials said on Wednesday morning that the infected person is the primary contact of known case . They have been in isolation The new case on Wednesday broke Victoria 's three-day streak without a new infection. Pictured: A man getting a Covid test in Melbourne on June 15. Victorian travellers in southeast Queensland and Townsville, including Magnetic Island and Palm Island, raced to airports on Tuesday to fly back home

Victorian health authorities say they are concerned about transmission of COVID -19 through "fleeting" encounters, as the state records three new locally acquired cases of the virus. Key points: COVID -19 response commander Jeroen Weimar says the virus is spreading differently to previous outbreaks. Genomic sequencing has linked all cases in the outbreak to South Australian hotel quarantine, but how the virus then spread in Melbourne remains unclear. An end to the statewide lockdown continues to be weighed up each day.

As a result, mask usage is again compulsory on Sydney public transport until at least Thursday, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced.

'Some people for some reason aren't contagious and some are extremely contagious ... the randomness of that is what makes it scary,' she said.

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The new case comes after an unvaccinated limousine driver from Sydney's east and his wife were diagnosed with the coronavirus and subsequently infected a woman in her 70s at a Vaucluse cafe.

The limo driver, aged in his 60s, transported international air crews.

Another case - a man in his 40s from Sydney's northwest - also tested positive for Covid-19, but NSW Health has not yet concluded if the case is genuine.

The man in his 50s will be included in numbers released on Saturday.

NSW Health on Friday evening listed a number of new Covid-19 exposure sites including the level five food court at Westfield Bondi Junction, as well as level four and the bus interchange near the centre.

It also listed Eden Gardens at Macquarie Park and the limousine car park at Sydney International Airport as new Covid-19 exposure sites.

Western Australia and South Australia previously shut the border for those who attended NSW virus exposure sites, while Victoria has tightened restrictions for residents of the City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra council areas.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed on Friday that quarantine-free travel will continue with NSW for the time being.

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Millions are starting the week under new restrictions, as governments take action to slow the spread of the virus. Sydney residents are today entering their first full week of lockdown, with the Bondi cluster now at 110 and more than 143 listed exposure sites.Meanwhile, Queensland, Perth and Darwin have also introduced public safety measures as states record new cases of community transmission.Borders are slamming shut with South Australia closing to multiple states, WA strengthening controls with the NT, ACT and Queensland and Victoria restricting entry from NSW, Queensland, WA and Darwin.

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