COVID-19 Daily Updates, 3 July 2020

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3 July 2020
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AMES Australia's media team will be updating you every weekdays on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for you.

COVID-19 Update – July 3

Latest News

Victoria recorded 66 new cases of COVID-19 overnight bringing the number of active cases to 442.

Seventeen cases were linked to known outbreaks, with one of those linked to a quarantine hotel outbreak, and 20 were found through routine testing. Twenty-eight cases are under investigation.

There are 23 people in hospital with six in intensive care.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the consistent numbers were pleasing.

24,430 tests were carried out yesterday.

The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 520,000 and there are more than 10.8 million known cases of infection, according to Johns Hopkins University.

NSW has recorded no new cases of coronavirus overnight. There are currently 67 cases being treated in hospital, with one person in intensive care.

More than 20 Victorian schools have closed in the past week due to positive COVID-19 cases among staff and students. A school on the NSW Central Coast is also closed on Friday as a precaution.

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COVID-19 Update – July 2

Latest News

A total of 77 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Victoria overnight.

Thirteen were linked to known outbreaks, 37 were discovered through routine testing and 27 remained under investigation. Most are from inside the locked down postcodes.

Twenty people are in hospital in Victoria, four in intensive care.

NSW has recorded eight new coronavirus cases overnight, all in returned overseas travellers from overseas.

The NT recorded one new case, a traveller who returned from overseas via Melbourne.

 

COVID-19 Update – July 1

Latest News

Victoria recorded 73 new COVID-19 cases overnight after ahead of the lockdown tonight of ten postcodes in the city’s north and west.

Three cases are in hotel quarantine, nine are from known cases, 19 from routine testing and 42 are under investigation

20,682 tests were carried out yesterday bringing the number to 830,00o since January 1.

54,000 homes were door knocked in hot spot suburbs yesterday.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced yesterday a lockdown for residents in 10 postcodes across Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspots, to be enforced from tonight.

The Premier said the lockdown of Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspots will apply to ten postcodes meaning that residents in those areas are only allowed to leave the house for medical care, to buy groceries, to go to and from work and school, daily exercise and caregiving.

The lockdown applies to:

Postcode 3012 covering suburbs such as Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray.

Postcode 3021 suburbs include Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park and St Albans.

Postcode 3032 suburbs include Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore.

Postcode 3038 suburbs include Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens.

Postcode 3042 suburbs include Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie.

Postcode 3046 covers Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park, Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana.

Postcode 3055 suburbs include Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moreland West.

Postcode 3060 suburbs include Fawkner.

Postcode 3064 includes Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo.

 

COVID 19 Update – June 30 (PM)

Latest News 

Dozens of suburbs across Melbourne’s west and north have been locked down again to stop rising cases of community transmission of COVID-19

People living in the areas will have to adhere to Stage 3 restrictions and people will have to stay home except for work and school that people must attend, care or care giving, daily exercise or purchasing food or essential items.

The restrictions come into effect tomorrow at midnight and will last for four weeks.

The ten post codes affected are: 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060 and 3064.

They include the suburbs of Broadmeadows, Fawkner Craigieburn, Brooklyn, Kingsville, Kings Park, St Albans, Ascot Vale, Travancore, Maribyrnong, Airport West, Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park and Hadfield.

Businesses in these areas will also have to close in line with Stage 3 restrictions.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the outbreaks were largely due to breaches of protocols in security at hotel quarantine sites. He announced an inquiry into how the breaches had occurred.

93,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out during the government’s suburban testing blitz.   

 

COVID-19 Update – June 30 (AM)

Latest News

Victoria recorded 64 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, but the net increase is 60 due to four cases being removed.

Of these, 13 new cases are linked to known outbreaks, 20 have been identified through routine testing and 31 cases are under investigation

A total of 281 cases are from community transmission, up by ten on yesterday.

Yesterday, Victoria recorded 75 new COVID-19.

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said she was concerned at the upward trend in numbers.

New saliva tests for COVID-19 developed by Melbourne’s Doherty Institute have started being used.

There were 90 new case of COVID-19 over the weekend.

The pandemic is spreading faster around the globe with 200,000 new cases every day. There are now 10 million cases across the globe and more than 500,000 have died, according to John Hopkins University.

Queensland's borders will reopen in July but the state will remain closed to Victorians, who will have to self-quarantine for a fortnight at their own expense if they enter the state.

 

COVID-19 Update – June 29

Latest News

Victoria recorded 75 new COVID-19 cases overnight.

One case was a returned traveller in hotel quarantine, 14 were linked to existing outbreaks, 37 were detected though routine testing and 23 are under investigation.

There were six cases of community transmission with nine people currently in hospital and one in intensive care.

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said she was concerned at the upward trend in numbers.

New saliva tests for COVID-19 developed by Melbourne’s Doherty Institute have started being used.

There were 90 new case of COVID-19 over the weekend.

The pandemic is spreading faster around the globe with 200,000 new cases every day. There are now 10 million cases across the globe and more than 500,000 have died, according to John Hopkins University.

 

COVID-19 Update – June 25

Latest News

A COVID-19 testing blitz has been unleashed in ten suburbs across Melbourne deemed to be virus hotspots.

Fifty per cent of the residents of Broadmeadows, Keilor Downs, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham will be tested over the coming weeks.

The move comes as 33 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Victoria overnight, the biggest increase in new coronavirus cases in Victoria in more than two months. But the number of community transmissions is down one on yesterday. 

Qantas says it will cut 6000 jobs and stand down 15,000 workers as part of its recovery plan from the pandemic.

A primary school in Sydney, has been temporarily closed after a year 2 student tested positive for coronavirus.

More than a thousand ADF troops are being sent to help the state fight the growing coronavirus problem. The state will also get assistance from NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland to process virus tests.

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