Covid update - Saturday
24th October 2020
?? NO locally-acquired cases in NSW for the second day running. Very good news!
?? NSW had 5 new cases among returned overseas travellers. They were all diagnosed while in quarantine of course.
?? The Hunter-New England region has now gone 78 days without a locally-acquired case.
?? The situation overseas is diabolical. There was a record 488,000 cases reported worldwide yesterday, with 77,000 in the US and close to 200,000 in Western Europe. In just a day! The global death rate is now running above 6500 a day.
?? Victoria has recorded 7 new cases and no new deaths. Two new cases in QLD over the past 24 hours, 6 in WA, and 2 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 54. There are 100 active cases in Victoria, 6 in QLD, 54 in WA, 10 in SA and one in the ACT. Tasmania and the 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.