COVID UPDATE - Thursday April 29
Firstly, just an update on the positive detection collected in sewage at Newcastle's Burwood Beach treatment plant at the weekend. Hunter Health reports that no fragments have been detected in follow-up tests. While that's good news, more tests need to be done in coming days before an all-clear is given.
It's now been 266 days since we had a case of community transmission in the Hunter-New England Health District. No community transmission anywhere in NSW over the past 24 hours, but 15 new cases in quarantine among the returned overseas travellers. Those 15 cases are a concern, and a reflection of how bad things are overseas. Thankfully our quarantine system is holding up!
As you can see in the graphic below, the number of vaccinations in NSW is now over 600,000. You can check your vaccine eligibility criteria here
NSW currently has 108 active cases, QLD has 24, Victoria has 23, WA has 27, SA has 31 and the NT has 52. The ACT and Tasmania have zero. (Note: all are returned overseas travellers in quarantine except for the four cases of community transmission in WA).
Australia's death toll remains at 910, with 56 of those in NSW.