New South Wales registers 14 new cases of coronavirus – but all of them return overseas travelers to hotel quarantine
- New South Wales records 14 new cases of coronavirus from repeat travelers
- On Saturday, 8,144 more tests were conducted at 8:00 PM in the state
- Four Newmarch House residents who showed symptoms were negative
- Victoria achieved the second highest daily count on Saturday with 108 new cases
New South Wales has registered 14 new cases of coronavirus, but they were all returned travelers from abroad who are now in hotel quarantine.
Another 18,144 tests were conducted at 8:00 PM on Saturdays, bringing the total to 942,432 tests in the state.
Deputy Chief Health Officer Jeremy McNulty says that four residents of the Newmarch House in the Sydney nursing home and one XPT passenger who showed symptoms were all negative.
New South Wales has registered 14 new cases of coronavirus, but all of them were returned travelers from abroad who are now in hotel quarantine (the photo shows a driver testing for coronavirus in a drive-through clinic)
Victoria registered 108 new cases on Saturday, the second-highest daily number since the pandemic began (photo, public housing blocks in the suburbs of Flemington, where COVID-19 outbreaks are recorded, were closed on Saturday)
An outbreak was declared in the Anglicare-managed facility in western Sydney in mid-June after 37 residents and 34 employees contracted the virus and 19 residents died.
Dr. McNulty said that while there were no community broadcasts, people should remain vigilant about hygiene and social distance.
“The virus is likely to circulate among people in the community with mild symptoms, as such, the risk of outbreaks and a flare-up of cases remains,” he said.
“People who may not show obvious symptoms or have very mild symptoms may unwittingly pass it on to others if they incubate the infection.”
NSW has only 69 people being treated for COVID-19, while 2,799 others have recovered from the disease.
Dr McNulty said again that people who have been in one of the Melbourne hotspots cannot travel to NSW and that NSW residents who have been in a hotspot location must quarantine themselves for 14 days.
Victoria registered 108 new cases on Saturday, the second highest daily number since the pandemic started.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has taken drastic measures to halt a cluster of up to 30 public housing in central Melbourne by closing nine buildings affecting 3,000 people.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has taken drastic action to quell a cluster of up to 30 public housing in central Melbourne by closing nine buildings affecting 3,000 people (pictured a group of officers outside the public housing towers at Racecourse Road)
Police officers speak to drivers at an Ascot Vale roadblock (photo) – one of the suburbs placed in an enclosed space