Covid update - Thursday


29th April 2021
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
¿ 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.

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