Covid update - Thursday
22nd October 2020
?? COVID UPDATE - Thursday, October 22
?? For the first time in many months, NSW has zero Covid patients in ICU.
?? There were 7 new cases reported statewide over the past 24 hours. Of those, six are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and the other is related to a person linked to the Liverpool cluster who was already isolating.
?? For those wondering, NSW is still taking almost all overseas travellers who are returning to Australia, which is why we have a constant stream of travellers testing positive while in quarantine.
?? The Hunter-New England region has now gone 76 days without a locally-acquired case.
?? Victoria recorded 5 new cases in the past 24 hours but no deaths. There was one new case in WA and one in SA.
?? Australia's death toll remains at 905 with the NSW toll still at 55 and Victoria's at 817.
?? The number of active cases in NSW is 53. There are 109 active cases in Victoria, 4 in QLD, 40 in WA and 8 in SA. Tasmania, the ACT and NT remain Covid-free.
?? 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.
?? Don't forget, if you have any symptoms, however minor, please self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible.