COVID UPDATE - Monday January 25
No new cases of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 8th consecutive day.
Today also marks one year since the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Australia. I think we can all agree that the response and management to the pandemic has been extraordinary in NSW and we should acknowledge the State Govt and NSW Health in particular for that. There has been no way of perfectly responding to this crisis, but we only need to look overseas to see how well we have fared.
The Hunter-New England region has now gone 171 days without a locally-acquired case.
There were 3 new cases among the returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine over the past 24 hours.
Australia's death toll remains at 909 with 56 in NSW and 820 in Victoria.
The number of active cases in NSW stands at 56. Victoria has 31, there are 15 in QLD, 12 in WA, 1 in SA and 8 in the NT. Tasmania and the ACT have zero.
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 immediately.