Where did the Coronavirus 19 Originate from? and anything relative to the virus.

 

Where did the Coronavirus 19 originate from? and anything relative to the virus.

 

Coronavirus is 'uniquely adapted to infect humans': Top vaccine scientist says it could only have come from an animal through a 'freak of nature' - and the possibility it leaked from Wuhan lab MUST be investigated 

 

Scientists have produced evidence that the pandemic virus is 'uniquely adapted to infect humans', raising fresh questions over whether its origins were natural or could have occurred in a laboratory.

 

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Australia COVID-19 update 4 August 2021.

Australia wide — 251 new locally acquired cases, 5 new OS acquired cases, 2 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 234 new from 105,578 tests, 233 locally acquired, 1 OS traveller in hotel quarantine, 2 deaths.
• Over 3,500 active cases, 286 in hospital, 53 in ICU, 23 ventilated.
• A woman in her 80s died at RPA Hospital and a man in his 20s died at home in SW Sydney.
• There have been 4,063 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021.
• Of the 233 new locally acquired cases, 103 are linked to a known case or cluster (79 household contacts, 24 close contacts) and the source of infection for 130 cases remains under investigation.
• 92 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 21 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 47 cases were infectious in the community, 73 under investigation.
• Case locations include 93 in SW Sydney, 65 in Western Sydney, 54 in Sydney, 9 in SE Sydney, 8 in Nepean Blue Mountains, 2 in Northern Sydney, 2 in Illawarra Shoalhaven.
• Campbelltown apartment complex in lockdown after multiple cases detected, 9 cases in 7 units.
• High load of viral fragments found in Newcastle area sewage. Residents on testing alert. Low level detections in Mudgee and Coffs Harbour.
• Essential workers continue to bear the brunt new infections as workplaces are added to the growing exposure sites list.
List of exposure sites. Over 174 new sites added including 20 Woolies, 5 Coles and 3 Bunnings.

QUEENSLAND
• 19 new from 51,479 tests, 17 locally acquired, 2 OS travellers in hotel quarantine.
• 100 active cases, 59 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• 16 new local cases are Delta strain and linked to the Indooroopilly cluster (total now 63). 4 Ironside State School, 2 Ironside State High School, 1 Brisbane Boys Grammar, 9 close contacts or family members.
• 1 new Delta case detected in Cairns, a fully-vaccinated ship's pilot. Family members have tested negative. Authorities believe the risk is low but not zero.
• At least 5,844 in home quarantine with 5,598 in total in quarantine.
• SE Queensland in strict lockdown, only leave home if you absolutely have to. You may leave home to get essential groceries and medicines but that does not extend to discretionary items or browsing.
• Brisbane EKKA public holiday postponed.
List of exposure sites. Eleven new sites listed for Cairns.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 3 new from 7,163 tests, 1 locally acquired, 2 returned OS travellers quarantined in medi-hotels.
• 21 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• The new local case is an asymptomatic man in his 20s linked to the Modbury cluster who was already in home quarantine, now in the state’s dedicated Covid-positive facility after testing positive on his day 13 test.
• A man in his 70s was admitted to ICU last night. He is not on a ventilator.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 0 new from 30,117 tests.
• 99 active cases, 8 in hospital, 2 in ICU, 1 ventilated.
List of exposure sites.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 4,619 tests.
• 9 active cases, 2 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• WA Health is investigating a weak positive COVID-19 case, identified today outside of the normal reporting cycle. The man in his 30s, a FIFO worker in the Pilbara region, has had COVID-19 previously in March 2020 when he returned from overseas travel. He is asymptomatic, and currently in self-quarantine. Close contacts are being tested and are in quarantine with 2 negative so far.
List of exposure sites. Includes Fremantle, Scarborough and Subiaco.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 2,199 tests.
• 9 active cases, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 1,245 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

ACT
• 0 new from 1,209 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 2 new from 7,873 tests, both OS travellers in managed isolation.
• 29 active cases, 2 in hospital.

Australia COVID-19 update 5 August 2021.

Australia wide — 249 new locally acquired cases, 17 new OS acquired cases, 5 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 268 new from 106,954 tests, 262 locally acquired, 6 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 5 deaths.
• Over 3,800 active cases, 290 in hospital, 51 in ICU, 24 ventilated.
• These are the highest daily numbers in NSW since the start of the pandemic. 
• The deaths include three aged in their 60s, one in their 70s and one in their 80s. Four were unvaccinated, and one had 1 dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
• There have been 4,319 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021.
• Of the 262 new locally acquired cases, 129 are linked to a known case or cluster (96 household contacts, 33 close contacts) and the source of infection for 133 cases remains under investigation.
• 110 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 29 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 43 cases were infectious in the community, 80 under investigation.
• Case locations include 104 in SW Sydney, 84 in Western Sydney, 42 in Sydney, 15 in SE Sydney, 11 in Nepean Blue Mountains, 3 in Northern Sydney, 1 in Illawarra Shoalhaven, 1 on Central Coast, 1 in Hunter New England.
• Almost 185,000 additional Pfizer doses will be brought-forward and sent to Sydney this month to help manage the city's ongoing outbreak.
• A student from Morriset High School near Newcastle and two siblings at Lake Munmorah Primary School have tested positive. All staff and students at the schools are now isolating. During today two students at Maitland Christian School also tested positive.
LOCKDOWN: Hunter Valley to go into one-week lockdown from 5:00pm.
• Around 50 miners at the Tahmoor coalmine near Picton are getting tested and self-isolating after a worker at the mine was identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case.
• Sewage virus fragments detected in Armidale, Dubbo, Woy Woy and Castle Hill.
List of exposure sites.

QUEENSLAND
• 27 new from 52,351 tests, 16 locally acquired, 11 crew on a tanker off Gladstone.
• 122 active cases, 65 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• All new local cases are Delta strain and linked to the Indooroopilly cluster (total now 79) including 3 students, 9 household contacts and 1 teacher linked to Indooroopilly High School, and 1 student plus 1 close contact linked to Brisbane Boys Grammar. 
• Of the new local cases 12 were in quarantine during their entire infectious period, three were in the community for 1 day and one for 2 days under lockdown conditions.
• Federal government bringing forward Pfizer delivery for Queensland.
• Police are still hunting for a 24-year-old woman after she broke out of hotel quarantine at the Sofitel at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast on Tuesday night.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 6 new from 27,279 tests, all locally acquired.
• 80 active cases, 9 in hospital, 2 in ICU, 2 ventilated.
• Of the 6 new local cases, investigations are continuing into three cases. 3 cases are linked to current outbreaks and were in quarantine during their infectious period.
• A teacher at Al-Taqwa College and her partner in Melbourne's west have tested positive. The female teacher may have been infectious infectious in the community and while teaching at the school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week. The Truganina school is closed with 300 staff members and 2100 students told to isolate and get tested. At least two other schools have closed as a precaution, despite no confirmed cases. Her partner is a senior player from the Newport Football Club. The club immediately advised all players & officials to get tested and isolate until further notice.
• Two more local cases, which have not been included in today’s numbers, have been detected.
LOCKDOWN: Victoria will enter its sixth lockdown from 8:00pm tonight in response to unexpected new mystery cases. The lockdown will last for seven days with only five reasons for leaving home and you must stay with 5 km of your home.
List of exposure sites.

TASMANIA
• 1 new from 1,781 tests, an interstate traveller from NSW via Victoria.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital. 
• This is the first case in Tasmania for more than 12 months and was detected on August 3 in hotel quarantine in Launceston. A man arrived via Virgin Flight 1364 on August 2 without having an endorsed border pass and was sent to quarantine. He was then returned to NSW on August 4, before his test result was returned. Contact tracers are at work.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 7,082 tests, since the weak positive case announced yesterday.
• 10 active cases, 2 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• Yesterday WA Health is detected a weak positive COVID-19 case in a FIFO worker. He was asymptomatic, and is currently in self-quarantine along with any close contacts.
• Qantas says it has been forced to cancel at least eight flights from Perth this morning as a result of the FIFO worker case.
List of exposure sites. New sites at North Fremantle, Greenwood and South Perth.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 5,894 tests.
• 20 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 3,258 tests.
• 7 active cases, 0 in hospital.

ACT
• 0 new from 1,294 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 1 new from 7,447 tests, an OS traveller in managed isolation.
• 30 active cases, 2 in hospital.

VACCINES
• A NSW woman aged 34 becomes Australia's seventh AstraZeneca-related death.
• About 6.8 million doses of AstraZeneca have now been administered across the country.
• ATAGI the Australian medical regulator has stressed the protective benefits of vaccination against COVID-19 far outweigh the potential risks.

Who cares where the virus comes from. Where it's going is what people should worry about. Get your jab!

There is more to all this than just go and get a jab!

What affects some people doesn't affect others.

 

Woman, 34, dies from a rare blood clot after having the AstraZeneca vaccination - but it is not known whether she had underlying health conditions

A 34-year-old woman from New South Wales has died after suffering a rare blood clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine, The Therapeutic Goods Administration announced on Thursday

Far too many unanswered questions and mixed information about this whole darn thing!

Also, no one that speaks of it seems to do so with confidence

 

This one appears to be longer in time given the evil eye!

Looks if it has been tested for a longer period of time in other words don't you think Plan B?

Australia COVID-19 update 6 August 2021.

Australia wide — 307 new locally acquired cases, 1 new OS acquired case, 1 death.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 291 new from 109,547 tests, all locally acquired, 1 death.
• Over 4,000 active cases, 304 in hospital, 50 in ICU, 22 ventilated.
• Premier foreshadows even higher case numbers over coming days after today's record results.
• An unvaccinated woman in her 60s from south-west Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital where she caught the virus from an employee.
• There have been 4,610 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021.
• Of the 291 new locally acquired cases, 120 are linked to a known case or cluster (95 household contacts, 25 close contacts) and the source of infection for 171 cases remains under investigation.
• 91 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 48 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 48 cases were infectious in the community, 104 under investigation.
• Case locations include 123 in SW Sydney, 84 in Western Sydney, 30 in Sydney, 24 in Nepean Blue Mountains, 13 in SE Sydney, 8 on Central Coast, 5 in Northern Sydney, 4 in Hunter New England.
• Twelve staff members at KFC Punchbowl in Sydney’s south-west have tested positive to COVID-19. Anyone attending in the last 7 days must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. 
• Experts warn of outdoor COVID-19 risk, after infections linked to an outdoor gathering at a beach near Newcastle plunged the Hunter and Upper Hunter into lockdown.
List of exposure sites. Over 900 listed.

QUEENSLAND
• 10 new from 48,028 tests, all locally acquired.
• 132 active cases, 70 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• All new cases are household contacts linked to the Indooroopilly cluster (total now 89), 5 children and 5 adults, 5 are related to Ironside State School, 3 to Indooroopilly State High School and 2 to Brisbane boys Grammar School. Eight were in quarantine during their entire infectious period, two were in the community for 1 day under lockdown conditions.
• SE Queensland has 8,594 people currently in home quarantine.
• Authorities stressing the importance of mask wearing outside the home. Police handed out 302 yesterday, the most ever, to people not wearing masks and not carrying them either.
• Health Minister says Queensland is seeing a surge of people getting vaccinated. 
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 6 new from 29,631 tests, all locally acquired.
• 75 active cases, 6 in hospital, 2 in ICU, 2 ventilated.
• The six new locally acquired cases are all linked to previously reported cases and were not in quarantine during their infectious periods. They are 3 members of a household linked to the early case in a teacher at Al-Taqwa College, a cleaner who is a housemate of a City of Maribyrnong case and worked shifts in administrative parts of the Epworth hospital in Richmond, and two other cases related to  Maribyrnong outbreak, including one who attends the Warringa Park specialist school in Hoppers Crossing.
• There are two separate chains of Delta strain transmission. With the Maribyrnong cluster, there is no indication of how the index case picked it up.
• The Heathdale Christian College Werribee campus is closed until further notice after a Year 6 student tested positive.
• Sewage virus fragments detected in suburbs in Melbourne's north-west and Wangaratta area.
List of exposure sites.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 1 new from 1,883 tests, a female repatriated traveller from Istanbul in the Howard Springs facility.
• 7 active cases, 0 in hospital.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 4,755 tests.
• 12 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 8,761 tests.
• 10 active cases, 2 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 1,643 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

ACT
• 0 new from 1,043 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 1 new from 6,184 tests, an OS traveller in managed isolation.
• 25 active cases, 2 in hospital, 1 in ICU.

 

Too bad so many do not know what "STAY AT HOME" means.?

 

Yes Suze and what "WEAR A MASK" means.

Have other states put in Legislation that workers for seniors have to have the jab or only WA?

Don't know Celia.

Australia COVID-19 update 7 August 2021.

Australia wide — 361 new locally acquired cases, 2 new OS acquired case, 5 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 321 new from 108,449 tests, 319 locally acquired, 2 OS travellers, 5 deaths.
• Over 4,300 active cases, 345 in hospital, 56 in ICU, 23 ventilated.
• Of the 56 cases in ICU: 4 in 20s, 4 in 30s, 3 in 40s, 19 in 50s, 8 in 60s, 14 in 70s, 4 in 80s.
• Of the 5 deaths: 3 were acquired in Liverpool hospital and 2 acquired in the community ...  1 person in their 60s, 3 in 80s and 1 in 90s. 
• There have been 4,929 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021.
• Of the 319 new locally acquired cases: 125 are linked to a known case or cluster (108 household contacts, 17 close contacts) and the source of infection for 194 cases remains under investigation.
• 138 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 32 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 51 cases were infectious in the community, 98 under investigation.
• Case locations include 112 in SW Sydney, 98 in Western Sydney, 57 in Sydney, 23 in Nepean Blue Mountains, 20 in SE Sydney, 7 in Northern Sydney, 2 in Hunter New England. Plus 4 in Newcastle detected today.
• Liverpool apartment block locked down after 14 residents confirmed positive.
• Two students tested positive at Newcastle University with an outbreak at the dorm rooms. Close contacts being tested and moved into isolation. Hunter Valley outbreak now totals 11 cases.
• Armidale in the Northern Tablelands enters a week-long lockdown from 5pm following two positive cases overnight, a woman who recently visited the Newcastle area and a household contact of hers. Includes major towns of Armidale and Guyra and anyone who has visited the area since July 31.
• Sewage virus fragments detected in Dubbo, Shortland and Charmhaven. 
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 29 new from 43,618 tests, all locally acquired.
• 97 active cases, 6 in hospital, 2 in ICU, 2 ventilated.
• The 29 new locally acquired cases are all linked to previously reported cases and were not in quarantine during their infectious periods.
• 4 new cases are family members in Maribyrnong cluster, all the other 25 are associated with the Hudson's Bay cluster, 4 of them linked to the spectacle hub in Caroline Springs, and 16 connected to Al Taqwa College ... 14 students, 1 staff member and 1 household contact. 8 cases were in just one household in a Flemington public housing block, all now moved to safe accommodation.
• New locations include a fourth school affected, the Tarneit Islamic College of Melbourne north of Werribee. All schools closed with staff, students and families in home isolation.
• Wastewater virus fragments detected affecting Balwyn, Camberwell, Canterbury, Mont Albert and Surrey Hills in Melbourne's east.
• An additional 149,760 Pfizer doses will be brought forward for Victoria in August.
List of exposure sites. Many new added.

QUEENSLAND
• 13 new from 40,835 tests, all locally acquired.
• 144 active cases, 70 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• All new cases are linked to the Indooroopilly Delta cluster (total now 102), 2 household contacts and 1 close contact Indooroopilly karate class, 5 household contacts Ironside State School, 4 household contacts Indooroopilly High School, 1 close contact Brisbane Boys Grammar School.
• 12 were in quarantine during their entire infectious period, 1 under investigation. 
• More than 10,091 people currently in home quarantine. Urged to ring the 134 COVID number for assistance to get supplies delivered if other avenues aren't available.
• Other Queenslanders in lockdown reminded ... one person per household to go to supermarket.
• Road borders are still closed with some potential border breaches detected and ordered to go back or enter 14 days of hotel quarantine. Four arrests yesterday in Queensland and two people fined for leaving Brisbane to go to Mackay for a party. Police presence boosted around beaches.
• Police have located a 24-year-old woman who escaped from hotel quarantine on the Gold Coast on August 3rd. She's been found in the Caboolture area and is now assisting police with their enquiries.
List of exposure sites.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 4,859 tests.
• 7 active cases, 3 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 1,761 tests.
• 7 active cases, 0 in hospital.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 1,032+ tests.
• 7 active cases, 1 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• Weak trace of virus fragments detected in Broome. Symptomatic residents urged to get tested.
List of exposure sites.

ACT
• 0 new from 1,208 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from N/A tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

AUSTRALIA
• After experiencing no community transmission at all for a significant part of the pandemic, Australia now has over 4000 active locally acquired cases.
• About 15.28 million Australians across three states – NSW, Queensland and Victoria – entered the weekend in lockdown.

Why so many children in America are in hospital with Covid-19... and why the same isn't happening to British kids as the Delta variant sweeps the worldDelta disaster? Why so many children in America are in hospital with Covid

It is a nightmare scenario: a mutation that makes the Covid virus both more contagious and more deadly. Could this be true of the Delta variant currently sweeping across the world? Looking at British figures for hospitalisations and deaths, the answer seems to be a reassuring no. It's true that this form of the virus is 40 to 60 per cent more transmissible, but new infections seem to be dropping in many areas and the number of people suffering with severe Covid illness has remained low. Those who have ended up in hospital are, predominantly, unvaccinated. With almost 75 per cent of UK adults now double-jabbed, this is a minority that's rapidly shrinking. But a very different picture is emerging in America where, in some states, Covid is surging to record highs. In the press it is being called 'the Delta disaster', fuelled by the perfect storm of eased restrictions, a low vaccination uptake and this highly infectious variant. But something even more worrying is happening there: greater numbers of children are being infected and hospitalised than in previous waves. Children's hospitals in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida have all reported more under-18s with Covid-related conditions in their care than at any other point in the pandemic. (Left, a child is vaccinated in Orlando, Florida; top right, New Orleans schoolchildren wear masks on a bus; bottom right, chart showing child Covid cases in the US.)

Australia COVID-19 update 8 August 2021.

Australia wide — 282 new locally acquired cases, 8 new OS acquired case, 1 death.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 268 new from 95,480 tests, 262 locally acquired, 6 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 1 death.
• Over 4,500 active cases, 351 in hospital, 58 in ICU, 24 ventilated.
• A woman in her 80s from the Wyoming Aged Care Facility in Summer Hill has died in PA Hospital. 
• There have been 5,169 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021.
• Of the 262 new locally acquired cases, 86 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 26 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 46 cases were infectious in the community, 104 under investigation.
• Case locations include 88 in SW Sydney, 88 in Western Sydney, 31 in Sydney, 21 in Nepean Blue Mountains, 17 in SE Sydney, 12 in Hunter New England, 3 in Northern Sydney, 2 on Central Coast .
• 12 suburbs in City of Penrith to have additional restrictions from 5:00pm.
• 454 penalty infringement notices issued in the last 24 hours, 171 in SW and NW Sydney. 
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 13 new from 38,179 tests, 11 locally acquired, 2 OS travellers in hotel quarantine.
• 100 active cases, 5 in hospital, 2 in ICU, 2 ventilated.
• The 11 new locally acquired cases are all linked to previously reported cases and were not in quarantine during their infectious periods.
• New cases include 4 students from Al-Taqwa College, 3 household contacts Wolf Café and Eatery in Altona North, 1 team member at the Newport Football Club, 3 CS Square Shopping Centre in Caroline Springs (2 at the Jolly Miller Café very close to the Spectacle Club), 1 at a real estate agency where no known case has been present, but real estate worker did attend a number of exposure sites within the shopping centre. Authorities particularly concerned about the CS Square shopping centre.
• Latest outbreak is in two distinct clusters with the original source of infection of both still under investigation. The first is called the Hobsons Bay cluster with the first cases to be diagnosed there a female teacher from Al-Taqwa College in her 20s, and her male partner, an optometrist at the Spectacle Hub in Caroline Springs who plays for the Newport Football Club. The second is the City of Maribyrnong cluster where the first case diagnosed lives in the Maribyrnong area and works in Derrimut. 
• Mount Alexander College in Flemington has become the fifth school affected. All schools closed with staff, students and families in home isolation. There are more than 4,000 primary close contacts associated with existing cases.
• Health department warns of scam text message telling Victorians they've tested positive to COVID.
• Victorians under 40 can access AstraZeneca vaccine at state run centres from tomorrow.
List of exposure sites. Now over 155.

QUEENSLAND
• 9 new from 26,286 tests, all locally acquired.
• 148 active cases, 70 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• Of the 7 new cases linked to the Indooroopilly schools cluster, 4 related to Ironside State School (1 student, 3 household contacts), 2 Brisbane Boys Grammar (1 student, 1 close contact) and 1 household contact of the Indooroopilly karate class.
• Plus 1 new under investigation on Gold Coast after having 1 weak positive and 2 negative tests and 1 case of concern in Cairns ... a taxi driver infectious in the community for about 10 days.
• Cairns and Yarrabah communities will be initially locked down for the next three days.
• 11,177 people currently in home quarantine.
• Lockdown for 11 LGAs in SE Queensland will ease from 4:00pm, some restrictions remain including mask wearing for the next two weeks. Schools to reopen, high school students to wear masks.
List of exposure sites.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 2 new from 4,903 tests, both OS travellers quarantined in medi-hotels.
• 9 active cases, 3 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 3,991 tests.
• 7 active cases, 1 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 1,251 tests.
• 7 active cases, 0 in hospital.

ACT
• 0 new from 932 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from N/A tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 5 new from 5,273 tests, all OS travellers in managed isolation.
• 32 active cases, 4 in hospital, 1 in ICU.

Australia's sluggish vaccine rollout gets a shot in the arm with a million doses of the highly rated Moderna jab to arrive within a few weeksCovid-19 Australia: One million Moderna vaccines to reach Australia by September

Australians will be able to roll up their sleeves and receive their first dose as early as September. The vaccines have yet to be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration but are expected to be given the green light in as little as two weeks, paving the way for a smooth rollout of the new vaccine. Australia will receive one million doses of Moderna in September, then another three million doses in October, November and December.

TGA approved it today.

Australia COVID-19 update 9 August 2021.

Australia wide — 298 new locally acquired cases, 3 new OS acquired case, 1 death.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 285 new from 133,840 tests, 283 locally acquired, 2 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 1 death.
• Over 4,750 active cases, 349 in hospital, 67 in ICU, 29 ventilated.
• Seven Sydney COVID patients redirected to Wollongong Hospital, due to the pressure of the growing outbreak numbers in Sydney hospitals.
• An unvaccinated woman in her 90s died at Greenwich Hospital, 29th death of current outbreak.
• There have been 5,452 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021.
• Of the 283 new locally acquired cases, 106 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 42 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 64 cases were infectious in the community, 71 under investigation.
• Wastewater virus testing numbers rose dramatically over the weekend across the Dubbo and Mudgee areas. Residents on alert. Dubbo police caught three people from the lock-downed Central Coast attempting to enter the area at the weekend.
• An infected person went from Newcastle to Tamworth. Tamworth LGA enters a snap one week lockdown from 5pm today. Armidale is also in lockdown.
• A Sydney man in his 50s travelled to the Byron Bay area and spent 5 days in community while infectious. He is now being treated in Lismore hospital. Byron Bay, Richmond Valley, Ballina and  Lismore LGAs go into lockdown from 6pm today until 12:01am on 17 August.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 11 new from 38,987 tests, all locally acquired.
• 103 active cases, 6 in hospital, 1 in ICU, 1 ventilated.
• The 11 new locally acquired cases are all linked to previously reported cases with just 1 in quarantine during their infectious period.
• Everyone who has visited the Caroline Springs shopping centre between the July 27 and August 5 strongly urged to get tested. Caroline Springs is a Melbourne suburb 21 km west of the CBD.
• One of today's new cases is a student at Christ the Priest Primary School in Caroline Springs and a childcare centre is listed for several exposure periods between August 3 and August 6.
• Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital maternity centre has been listed as a tier 1 exposure site after a positive case attended for more than six hours last Friday.
• Number of strong, repeat wastewater virus detections in the Glenroy-Broadmeadows area with unexpected detections in Benalla and Healesville.
• From midnight tonight the lockdown will lift in regional Victoria. Melbourne residents told to stay home and warned they must not travel within the state without a valid reason.
List of exposure sites. Now over 219.

QUEENSLAND
• 5 new from 26,394 tests, 4 locally acquired, 1 OS traveller in hotel quarantine.
• 153 active cases, 63 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• The 4 new local cases are all linked to the Indooroopilly schools cluster and were all in home quarantine during their entire infectious period. 3 connected to Ironside State School (1 teacher, 1 parent, 1 household contact) and 1 household contact of a Brisbane Boys Grammar School student.
• The Cairns taxi driver case has now been linked to the marine pilot case detected last week.
• Cairns and Yarrabah in lockdown. Get tested if symptoms occur.
• Gold Coasters urged to get tested if symptoms occur after a case was detected on Sunday.
• People aged between 16 and 59 encouraged to register for COVID-19 vaccine.
• Queensland government worried about the virus travelling further north in NSW particularly the new cases in the locked-down Tamworth, Armidale and Byron Bay areas. Borders may be hard closed.
List of exposure sites. NB Cairns sites.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 3,820 tests.
• 7 active cases, 3 in hospital, 0 in ICU.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from N/A tests.
• 7 active cases, 0 in hospital.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 3,986 tests.
• 5 active cases, 1 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 1,543 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.
• A Tasmanian taxi driver who drove a Delta infected passenger to the airport, transported around 17 other people before he was made aware of the risk. He has not tested positive.
• From 6:00pm on 13 August, all Ubers and taxis will be required to have a QR code check-in system.

ACT
• 0 new from 488 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 2 new from 2,044 tests, both OS travellers in managed isolation.
• 26 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• Testing of the crew of a the Rio De La Plata container ship currently at sea off the coast of Tauranga, has returned 11 positive results from 21 crew, some may be historical cases.

VACCINES
• Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been given provisional approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for people over 18. One million Moderna doses are set to arrive next month to be delivered through pharmacies, with a total 10 million doses ordered by the government for 2021.

It just takes one !!!!

Byron Bay, Richmond Valley, Ballina and  Lismore LGAs go into lockdown from 6pm today until 12:01am on 17 August.

The Byron Shire mayor says a man who tested positive for COVID-19 travelled to Byron Bay after spending time with his wife who had COVID-19 in Sydney.

Cr Michael Lyon said the man has not been cooperative with police and health authorities, who are now attempting to carry out contact tracing for the region.

"He travelled from Sydney with two kids, staying up here in Byron, been out and about a fair amount in the time, it's disappointing," he said.

"We're going through trying to list all exposure sites and work out where he's been, and he hasn't been signing in and using QR codes, any of that…doesn't believe in it, it's a nightmare.

"It's been very difficult for police and health authorities to track down where he's been, it's ridiculous, you have to wonder what people are thinking when it comes to a situation like this".

I think the governments or should I say the state government in the Eastern States is too soft on these idiots.  WA is giving some harsh fines and imprisonment ;   in this family's case the children will suffer as mum is in hospital sick and dad needs punishment.

People could end up dying because of that guys irresponsible actions, not to mention the impact on business and people's freedom. Right now, as he is being cared for in hospital, he cares so little for others that he won't give any information about where he has been in those areas. I hope this selfish, foolish man gets a gaol sentence.

How the hell can these fools think there is nothing happening and say this virus is all a load of rubbish -- they should have some very severe punishment for causing so much worry sickness and trouble - to so many others!

Australia COVID-19 update 10 August 2021.

Australia wide — 379 new locally acquired cases, 4 new OS acquired case, 4 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 360 new from 95,037 tests, 356 locally acquired, 4 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 4 deaths.
• Over 5,000 active cases, 357 in hospital, 60 in ICU, 28 ventilated.
• There have been 5,805 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021.
• A SW Sydney man in his 80s died at Liverpool Hospital where he caught the virus. A SW Sydney woman in her 80s also died at Liverpool Hospital (not linked), a man in his 70s died at Nepean Hospital and a northern NSW man in his 80s died at RPA Hospital from an infection caught overseas.
• The Liverpool Hospital outbreak now totals 7 staff, 1 student nurse, 29 patients and 6 deaths.
• Of the 360 new local cases, 102 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 40 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 57 cases were infectious in the community with 157 still under investigation. 147 are linked to a known case or cluster (119 household contacts, 28 close contacts), with the source of infection for 209 cases under investigation.
• New local cases include 121 in Western Sydney, 113 in SW Sydney, 40 in Sydney, 38 in SE Sydney, 24 from Nepean Blue Mountains, 13 in Hunter New England and 7 from Northern Sydney.
• Bondi Beach Public School plus Jesmond Public School and Shortland Public School in Newcastle closed today after positive cases detected. 9/13 new cases in the Hunter are younger than 30.
CURRENT  LOCKDOWNS: Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour LGAs. Regional NSW, 7 day lockdowns in Armidale, Ballina, Byron, City of Lismore and Richmond Valley, Newcastle, Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Port Stephens, Singleton and Tamworth LGAs.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 20 new from 34,892 tests, all locally acquired.
• 111 active cases, 2 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• The new locally acquired cases are all linked with just 5 in quarantine during their infectious period. 
• The links are as follows: 10 CS Square shopping centre in Caroline Springs, 3 Newport Football Club, 3 Mt Alexander College in Flemington, 2 Newport Cluster, 1 student Al-Taqwa College and 1 Jolly Miller Cafe in Caroline Springs.
• Caroline Springs in Melbourne’s outer west remains the most concerning area in the state.
• Three positive cases and their families at the Racecourse Road public housing tower in Flemington have been moved into hotel quarantine. All positive cases from the tower are now in hotel quarantine.
List of exposure sites. Now over 263.

QUEENSLAND
• 3 new from 20,484 tests, all locally acquired.
• 155 active cases, 63 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• The 3 new local cases all linked to the Indooroopilly schools cluster, all in home quarantine during their entire infectious period. 1 student and 1 household contact of Brisbane Boys Grammar School, 1 student from Ironside State School.
• 0 new cases in Cairns from over 4,200 tests. Compliance there excellent.
• Any Queensland resident who has been in the NSW LGAs of Ballina, Byron Bay, Lismore/Richmond Valley must home quarantine. Travel from Queensland to those LGAs is now banned.
• Border policing strengthened.
List of exposure sites.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 4,096 tests.
• 7 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU (a man in his 20s).

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 980 tests.
• 7 active cases, 0 in hospital.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 1,227+ tests.
• 4 active cases, 1 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 1,343 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

ACT
• 0 new from 1,085 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 14 new from 3,343 tests, 3 OS travellers in managed isolation, 11 mariners from Rio De La Plata.
• 37 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU.

WORLD
• Coronavirus cases and hospitalisations in the US have reached a six-month high. Nationwide, new cases have averaged 100,000 for three days in a row, up 35% over the past week, hospitalisations rose 40%. Louisiana, Florida and Arkansas reported the most new cases. Florida set a new single-day record with 28,317 new cases on Sunday. On Monday, Arkansas set a new record for the number of people in the state hospitalised at 1,376 with only 8 ICU beds left available in the state.
•  In Iran, one person is now dying with Covid-19 every two minutes, as the Middle East’s worst-hit nation reported a new record daily toll of 588 fatalities.
• On Tuesday, India reported 28,204 infections over the previous 24 hours, the lowest number since 16 March.

Australia COVID-19 update 11 August 2021.

Australia wide — 368 new locally acquired cases, 0 new OS acquired case, 2 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 344 new from 119,256 tests, all locally acquired, 2 deaths.
• Over 5,300 active cases, 374 in hospital, 62 in ICU (none fully vaccinated), 29 ventilated.
• Quite a young profile in ICU: 3 in 20s, 7 in 30s, 6 in 40s, 14 in 50s, 13 60s, 16 in 70s and 3 in 80s.
• An unvaccinated northern Sydney man in his 30s with underlying health issues died at Northern Beaches Hospital and a SW Sydney man in his 90s died at Concord Hospital. 
• There have been 6,149 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021.
• Of the 344 new local cases, 143 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 36 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 65 cases were infectious in the community with 100 still under investigation. 115 are linked to a known case or cluster (97 household contacts, 18 close contacts), with the source of infection for 229 cases under investigation.
• New local cases include 112 in SW Sydney, 110 in Western Sydney, 43 from Nepean Blue Mountains, 29 in Sydney, 23 in SE Sydney, 14 in Hunter New England, 7 in Northern Sydney, 2 on Central Coast, 2 in Western NSW, 1 in Northern NSW and 1 in Illawarra Shoalhaven.
LOCKDOWN: Dubbo entered lockdown from 1.00pm after 2 new cases in one household, including a person linked to Dubbo West Public School and the Macquarie Anglican Grammar School. Both schools now closed for deep cleaning with staff and students in home quarantine.
• Two Newcastle aged care facilities, the Masonic Village Edgeworth and HammondCare Waratah, are on high alert after two different workers found to be COVID positive. All residents are fully vaccinated except those who declined the jab. Newcastle/Hunter lockdown likely be extended.
• Authorities have belatedly learned that members of the beach party which triggered the Newcastle outbreak visited three of the busiest nightclubs in Newcastle on Friday night 30 July.
• Police have charged a Sydney man who travelled to Byron Bay, and subsequently sparked a lockdown in the area.
• Bathurst jail has been placed into precautionary lockdown after a prisoner who was in custody over the weekend was released on bail and then travelled via Dubbo to Walgett
where he tested positive. He has potentially been infectious from 5 August and contact tracing is underway.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 20 new from 41,571 tests, all locally acquired.
• 118 active cases, 2 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• Of the 20 new locally-acquired cases:
— 5 are "mystery cases" ... 3 in a family in Melton plus a Melbourne father and child. The child is a student at St Michael's Primary School and the father is a health care worker who last worked in Chin's Eye Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital.
— 15 linked to current outbreaks: 1 student and 5 household contacts Al-Taqwa College, 5 household contacts Mount Alexander College, 4 Caroline Springs Shopping Centre, 2 The Jolly Miller café, 1 YPA estate agency, 1 Edwards Sourdough bakery.
• 14 new cases have been in quarantine throughout their infectious period and 6 have been active in the community.
• The mystery cases appearing in Victoria are alarming health authorities.
• Melbourne's lockdown extended for another seven days.
List of exposure sites. Many more added.

QUEENSLAND
• 4 new from 23,099 tests, all locally acquired.
• 156 active cases, 59 in hospital, 1 in ICU not ventilated.
• All the new local cases are linked to the Indooroopilly schools cluster and all were in home quarantine during their entire infectious period. Cluster now totals 120.
• New case links are 1 student, 1 household contact Brisbane Boys Grammar School, 1 student Brisbane Girls Grammar School, 1 student Ironside State School.
• There have 4,446 test in Cairns, all negative.
• Cairns lockdown will end at 4.00pm, masks and some restrictions remain.
List of exposure sites.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 6,033 tests.
• 7 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 1,924 tests.
• 7 active cases, 0 in hospital.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 5,850 tests.
• 4 active cases, 1 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

ACT
• 0 new from 1,309 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 1,263 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.
• Border restrictions remain in place with New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
• A Queensland family has been detained after flying into Hobart without approval. They submitted an application, were rejected but decided to fly in anyway. They were immediately sent to a quarantine hotel and fined a total of $2,335 dollars.

NEW ZEALAND
• 2 new from 6,287 tests, both returned OS travellers in managed isolation.
• 37 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU.

WALGETT LOCKDOWN: The Walgett Shire local government area in north-western NSW will go into lockdown from 7pm tonight. Almost 30 per cent of the 6,100 people in Walgett identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, a population vulnerable to the virus due to the prevalence of underlying health conditions.

Authorities are moving quickly tonight. Seven other LGAs in north-western NSW are now in lockdown also. They are Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Narromine and Warren.

Australia COVID-19 update 12 August 2021.

Australia wide — 377 new locally acquired cases, 5 new OS acquired case, 2 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 347 new from 151,830 tests, 345 locally acquired, 2 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 2 deaths.
• Over 5,900 active cases, 374 in hospital, 62 in ICU (57 unvaccinated), 29 ventilated.
• 2 men in their 90s have died, 1 in Liverpool Hospital where he caught the virus and 1 from Wyoming Residential Aged Care in Summer Hill who died at Royal North Shore Hospital.
• There have been 6,491 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021 and 36 deaths.
• Of the 345 new local cases, 116 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, 34 in isolation for part of their infectious period, 57 cases were infectious in the community with 138 still under investigation. 128 are linked to a known case or cluster (101 household contacts, 27 close contacts), with the source of infection for 217 cases under investigation.
• New local cases include 120 in SW Sydney, 85 in Western Sydney, 61 in Sydney, 25 in Hunter New England, 24 in Nepean Blue Mountains, 19 in SE Sydney, 7 in Northern Sydney, 2 from Western NSW and 2 unknown addresses.
• 3 more Sydney LGAs subjected to extra lockdown restrictions: Bayside, Burwood and Strathfield. Total Sydney LGAs under extra restrictions is now 12.
• Armidale, Tamworth and Northern Rivers continue to have zero cases. 3 new cases identified in Dubbo overnight. Hunter and the Upper Hunter lockdown areas extended by another week.
• Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Narromine, Walgett and Warren are under stay-at-home orders for at least the next week.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 23 new from 45,408 tests, 21 locally acquired, 2 returned OS travellers in hotel quarantine.
• 137 active cases, 1 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• Of the 20 new locally-acquired cases, 15 were in quarantine throughout their infectious period.
— 17 linked to current outbreaks: 10 Al-Taqwa College, 4 Newport Football Club and 3 Caroline Springs Shopping Centre.
— 2 COVID positive women illegally flew in from Sydney, now in hotel quarantine, fined $5452 each.
— 2 "mystery cases" ... a man from the inner north, 1 unconnected case in Glenroy.
• 73 people arrested for offences associated with a small anti-lockdown protest in the CBD.
• Several paediatric clinics next to Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital have been listed as exposure sites, including a heart clinic, eye clinic and pathology service. Melbourne ambulances diverted as outbreak sends medical staff into quarantine.
List of exposure sites. Many more added.

QUEENSLAND
• 11 new from 31,774 tests, 10 locally acquired, 1 returned OS traveller in hotel quarantine.
• 155 active cases, 46 in hospital, 1 in ICU not ventilated.
• All the new local cases are linked to the Indooroopilly schools cluster and all were in home quarantine during their entire infectious period. Cluster now totals 130.
• A suspected case reported last Sunday on the Gold Coast has been deemed not positive after all.
• Premier warns Queenslanders not to cross the border into New South Wales.
List of exposure sites.

ACT
• 1 new from 1,400 tests, locally acquired. 
• 1 active case, 0 in hospital.
• The man in his 20s was infectious in the community extensively. The source of his infection is still  under investigation. It's the first locally acquired case in the ACT for over a year.
• ACT entered lockdown for seven days at 5:00pm.
List of exposure sites.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 2,455 tests.
• 7 active cases, 0 in hospital.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 4,933 tests.
• 6 active cases, 3 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• Next month's Royal Adelaide Show has been cancelled.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 4,161 tests.
• 4 active cases, 1 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
List of exposure sites.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 1,550 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 8 new from 7,259 tests, all returned OS travellers in managed isolation.
• 43 active cases, 0 in hospital.

At midday, ACT authorities confirmed a man in his 20s from Gungahlin in Canberra's north had tested positive to the virus and had been infectious in the community since Sunday.

Just after 5:00pm, Chief Health Officer Kerryn Coleman announced live on ABC Radio Canberra that three others had since tested positive in the ACT, all of them close contacts of the first case.

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