Covid update - Friday


28th August 2020
Firstly some good news: no new cases in the Hunter-New England region in the past 24 hours - 22 consecutive days. In another blow for this year's Yr12 students,

?? Covid update - Friday ??
?? Firstly some good news: no new cases in the Hunter-New England region in the past 24 hours - 22 consecutive days.
?? In another blow for this year's Yr12 students, end-of-year 'schoolies' trips have been banned by the Queensland government and other States may follow. I really feel for this year's HSC students who've had an extremely unsettling year. It's not the year they were supposed to have, and while that's also true for all of us, they will be supported and understood and will hopefully come out the other side of this pandemic as stronger and better people.
?? There were 13 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours, including one who travelled on a train between Woy Woy and Sydney. For those may have caught the train to Sydney on Monday or Tuesday of this week, please see the NSW Health website for full details and advice.
?? Of the 13 new cases: one is a returned traveller who is in hotel quarantine; six are linked to the Sydney CBD cluster; four are locally acquired with their source still under investigation; and two are close contacts of previously reported cases who have not been linked to known clusters.
?? There were just 113 new cases recorded in Victoria over the past 24 hours and sadly a further 12 deaths.
?? Australia's death toll now stands at 584, including 54 in NSW and 497 in Victoria.
?? The number of active cases in NSW still stands at 176. The number of active cases in Victoria is still falling but stands at 3141.
?? There are currently 20 cases in NSW with no known source, which means the virus is still circulating in the community undetected and could pop up anywhere in a new cluster.
?? 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. 

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