COVID UPDATE - Tuesday December 15
CHANGES TODAY FOR AGED CARE VISITS: the two visitors rule at aged care centres is lifted from today, meaning more people will be able to visit their loved ones in aged care centres. Please be sure to take the appropriate precautions though.
And the good news continues with no new community transmission anywhere in Australia for the 11th day in a row.
The Hunter-New England region has now gone 130 days without a locally-acquired case.
Australia's death toll remains at 908 with 55 in NSW and 820 in Victoria.
NSW recorded another 5 cases among the returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.
NSW has just 1 active case and Victoria has 7. There are 19 active cases in QLD, 10 in WA, 4 in Tasmania and 6 in the NT. The ACT and SA have zero. Please bear in mind that all States except NSW include overseas traveller cases in their 'active case' numbers. In NSW, the traveller cases are included in the 'being treated' figure in the graphic below. Regardless, all of those cases are quarantined and contained.
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.