Covid update - Sunday
16th August 2020
?? For the 10th day running there were no new cases in the Hunter-New England region.
?? Five new cases statewide over the same period and unfortunately one more death. The Sydney man, aged in his 80s, is the State’s 54th casualty.
?? Of those five new cases, three are linked to the Tangara school outbreak. The other two are a Western Sydney man and a close contact. The source is still being investigated.
?? Victoria recorded 279 new cases and 16 more deaths over the past 24 hours.
?? About a quarter of all active cases in Victoria - more than 2000 - are in aged care centres, so sadly we can expect that death toll to rise over the coming weeks.
?? Please continue to stay safe, vigilant, maintain the social distancing, and wear a mask if you have to visit places where social distancing is difficult.
?? If you notice any symptoms, please self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible.