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Health update: Another day of record positive COVID cases

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At 11am today Premier Gladys Berejiklian began her press conference again by focussing on the vaccination numbers.

‘New South Wales has reached 6.8 million jabs, which is outstanding results 66% of our population. So nearly two-thirds of all of our citizens, the adult population have had one dose and 36% have had two doses.

‘Last night to 8pm we had 1,290 cases of community transmission. And again, more than 80% of these are in southwestern and Western Sydney, and in terms of the region’s their stabilisation across rural and regional New South Wales but Western New South Wales as the Deputy Premier will outline remains a concern for us.

‘Overnight we, unfortunately, had four deaths and we again extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the of the people who’ve passed away and again, whilst every day we read out the statistics we know that behind every death is a family, and those who are mourning so we extend our thoughts to them.

The Premier again was stipulating that vccination is the key in terms of freedoms and in terms of reducing the rate of spread of the virus. ‘The other number that’s really critical for us to look at is the rate of hospitalisation. And it stands to reason that when you have more people fully vaccinated, you are likely to see the rate of hospitalisation and the rate of people in intensive care decline and that’s the number we’re also looking at and we’ll have further to say about that in the coming days.’


 

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Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

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COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today's 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

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Did NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian bow to media pressure?

After announcing last Friday that she would discontinue her daily press conference and the media backlash that followed, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian was back at her post at 11am today fronting the camera and question

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Local councils reopen services post-lockdown

The Ballina, Byron Lismore and Tweed councils have all been quick off the mark to let residents know that they are back on deck for public interaction and many families separated by LGA borders were able to reunite from Saturday.

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First day out of lockdown – record high of NSW 1,599...

NSW recorded yet another new record high 1,599 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

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Berejiklian’s COVID update: our ‘freedoms’ and the Queensland border bubble

Just before New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian gave her Coronavirus update at 11am, it was reported that Queensland has just announced that the border bubble with New South Wales will be reinstated, but not in the way many had hoped.

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Free beer is a Furphy for double-jabbed drinkers

Geelong born and brewed, Furphy plans to reward double-jabbed Australians with a free glass of Furphy when pub and club doors safely reopen.

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Berejiklian: the modelling is telling us ‘we’re likely to reach a...

After Saturday’s record numbers of 1,533 new COVID-19 cases and then back to 1,485, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced at 11am today that the numbers had gone back to 1,281 cases of community transmission in New South Wales, and five people lost their lives.

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COVID-19 fragment detected in Byron Bay samples collected Thursday

Fragments of the COVID-19 were detected in samples collected from the Byron Bay sewage treatment plant on Thursday and the Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Byron region who have even the mildest of symptoms to get tested.

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Berejiklian: ‘You have nothing to fear about getting the disease if...

In one of the biggest instances of misspeaking in the current COVID-19 outbreak, NSW Premier just minutes ago said that residents have 'nothing to fear about getting the disease if you follow the health orders and get vaccinated.'

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  1. Modelling is the In Word – used 3 times in Glad’s last rambling report. Can we now
    feel safer than the days before! I think not.

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