Australia suffers 'disturbing' surge of Covid-19 cases

Monday, 20 Jul, 2020

The previous record was Victoria's 317 on Thursday.

Two men and a woman, aged in their 90s, with the virus have died, taking the state's toll to 38, Premier Daniel Andrews said on July 19.

One of Victoria's public housing towers on Alfred Street is due to end its hard lockdown at 11:59pm tonight, but Mr Andrews said not all residents will be able to leave immediately.

Speaking in a televised address broadcast by Australian outlet ABC, Andrews said that mandatory wearing of masks will go into effect late on Wednesday.

"Again, common sense is what should guide us, and that common commitment, that universal commitment if we all do things like this, we will stop the spread of this virus", Premier Andrews said.

To the east, New Zealand's Health Ministry on Saturday reported one new coronavirus case.

While the current swab test is used to identify people who are infected with the coronavirus, the agglutination assay - or analysis to detect the presence and amount of a substance in blood - can also determine if someone had been recently infected, after the infection is resolved, they said.

Ms Mikakos has urged regional residents of the state not to get complacent and to wear a mask when outside. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam introduced the measures on Sunday.

"Certainly a relief to someone like me who has been watching the daily numbers for six months". The nations included in the new regulation were given as Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa.

Australia has actually tape-recorded about 11,800 coronavirus cases, a portion of what has actually been seen in other nations or perhaps some USA states, however a break out of neighborhood transmission in Victoria has actually been growing, triggering authorities to enforce more stringent social distancing procedures.

Friday's increase puts Victoria at its 12th straight day of triple-digit figures, which Prof Sutton said reflects behaviours and mobility from 10 or more days ago. Despite the Urumqi outbreak, China has just 251 people remaining in treatment for COVID-19. Urumqi has responded by reducing subway, bus and taxi services, closed off some residential communities and is now conducting citywide tests, beginning with areas where cases had been reported, according to state media.

At present, people within the lockdown areas are only allowed to leave the house for essential work, medical appointments, one hour of exercise, or supermarket shopping. NSW also recorded 18 new cases of coronavirus, including five in hotel quarantine and five connected to a breakout linked to a Thai restaurant. There have been 5,696 COVID-19 cases in the state.