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Australia NSW records 105 COVID-19 infections, woman in her 90s dies

06:10  18 july  2021
06:10  18 july  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has defended Sydney's harder lockdown after the state recorded 105 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and another fatality.

Today's case numbers are among the third highest recorded since this Delta outbreak began on June 16.

The woman who died lived in south-eastern Sydney and was aged in her 90s.

The Premier yesterday announced a raft of new restrictions across Greater Sydney, including the closure of non-essential businesses and the requirement for most  (LGAs) to remain at home.

However, the government last night released a long list of "authorised workers" who would be exempt from the stay-at-home rule.

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"Yesterday was a very, very difficult day for everybody … and I am not embarrassed to say that in public life, yesterday was probably the most difficult day I've had personally because we don't take these decisions lightly," the Premier said.

"They are decisions that affect the lives and livelihoods, they are decisions that affect millions of people, but my job and the job of our government is to keep people safe, to reduce transmission, reduce the risk."

Ms Berejiklian said she would not rule out further "tweaks" to the new public health orders.

There were 34 cases in the community while infectious, including 27 that were out and about for their entire infectious period.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said this number worried authorities most.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she wanted to have a "no regrets policy". It is the second highest number of daily new infections since the outbreak began on June 16. It prompted Premier Gladys Berejiklian to announce sweeping changes to the stay-at-home orders affecting Greater Sydney and its surrounds. There has also been another COVID - 19 death, bringing the state's number of fatalities since the start of the pandemic to 59. The man who died was in his 80s and was from south -eastern Sydney.

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"I don't think there is anybody who wants to see this lockdown last longer than it needs to," Ms Berejiklian said.

"That is why we are throwing everything at it because we have a two-week window when we are in a hard lockdown to be able to crush this thing.

"Again I ask for patience because the results won't start coming through, we believe, for at least four or five days because of the way the data works and so I just ask everybody to be vigilant, not to cut corners."

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said while the majority of those cases were still occurring in south-west Sydney, there were cases appearing "across metropolitan Sydney".

Of the new cases, 76 — or around 72 per cent — are from south-west Sydney.

Sixty-six are linked to a known case or cluster, of which 55 are household contacts and 11 are close contacts.

The source of 39 cases remains under investigation.

More than 66,000 tests were administered overnight but Dr Chant said she wanted to see more testing across Sydney, particularly in Mount Druitt, Cumberland and Rooty Hill.

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However, she conceded the state's pathology services were now operating close to capacity, and were prioritising results for close and casual contacts.

The virus has been detected in sewerage in Wollongong, where no cases had been recorded.

An infectious truck driver from Rooty Hill had delivered pet food on July 14, 15 and 16 to a depot in Parkes and Blainey, it was revealed.

Dr Chant also said a number of paramedics were now in isolation after becoming infectious while on the job, but did not give any further details.

She also revealed a nurse infected with COVID-19 had been working in a locked-down area and there was no risk to the community.

The Premier said she sympathised with residents of the three (LGAs) hit with the harshest restrictions, and said they would not be punished if they needed urgent services.

"[If] you are having an urgent repair done to your home or an urgent renovation or replacement, please know that you won't get in trouble," she said.

"If there is something you need to secure the safety and wellbeing of your family, please don't stress, you will be able to have that fixed."

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Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys said police yesterday issued 240 infringement notices.

He said three removalists who travelled through central western NSW on their way to Victoria would face court, with maximum penalties of $11,000 or six months' jail.

Deputy Commissioner Worboys also said police were working to help make queuing for testing, particularly in the affected LGAs, more efficient.

Dr Chant urged families not to gather for the upcoming Islamic festival of Eid, which falls on Tuesday.

"I know this is a very special time for many in our community. I just want to reiterate that we are asking that prayers be only performed in your house and please again, do not have visitors to your home, including family members, and do not visit others."

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said from tomorrow, businesses hit by the lockdown would be able to apply for grants of up to $15,000 through Service NSW, while workers could apply for relief through Service Australia.

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