Covid update - Thursday
13th August 2020
?? Covid update - Thursday ??
?? No new cases in the Hunter for a whole week! That comes despite more than 70,000 tests in the HNE health district over the past three weeks.
?? Statewide there were 12 new cases in the past 24 hours, all are now quarantined. Sadly, a Sydney woman in her 80s died overnight, the first Covid death in NSW for 12 days.
?? Of those 12 new cases, four are linked to known cases and were already isolating, five are returned travellers from overseas and went straight into quarantine, and three are locally acquired with no known source.
?? Active cases in NSW, not shown in the NSW Health graph, stand at 872.
?? Not good, but encouraging news out of Victoria today which recorded 278 new cases and eight deaths over the past 24 hours. That's another significant drop over recent days. Active cases in Vic total 8108.
?? 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.