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Australia New South Wales to no longer be classified as a national COVID-19 hotspot

08:41  17 october  2021
08:41  17 october  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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New South Wales will have its status as a Commonwealth COVID-19 hotspot removed tonight after the state reached the 80 per cent fully vaccinated mark.

The state has been a national hotspot since 14 August.

However, the state will lose the classification from 11:59 pm today, Australian Government Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly has confirmed.

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According to the National Plan for managing COVID-19, a Commonwealth hotspot declaration automatically ends within a particular state or territory once the 80 per cent fully vaccinated rate has been reached within that jurisdiction.

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No deaths from COVID - 19 were recorded in Australia from 28 December 2020 until 13 April 2021, when one death occurred in Queensland.[2] There were then none until 10 July in New South Wales ( NSW ), deaths there continuing into mid-October 2021. As of 9 October 2021[update] at least 431 NSW residents[26] Cases that are no longer active (Infectious) and aren't recovered are classified as Not Infectious, as they may still suffer from the impacts of the disease (As of 25 July 2021, non-infectious cases are simply reported as recovered). On 23 January 2020, biosecurity officials began screening

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Support that the area was receiving because of its hotspot status is stipulated to end two weeks after the area's status is downgraded.

New South Wales marked 80 per cent of its eligible population over 16 being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 yesterday.

Professor Kelly congratulated New South Wales for "so wholeheartedly embracing the need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and for the contribution this has made to helping our country safely reopen".

The ACT, Jervis Bay Territory and a number of LGAs in Victoria and Tasmania are currently Commonwealth COVID-19 hotspots.

Information about the Australian Government's response to COVID-19 is available on the Australia.gov.au website.

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