NSW records zero new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 and just two in hotel quarantine NSW recorded zero new locally transmitted coronavirus cases on Thursday The state reported two new cases in hotel quarantine after 18,466 tests New South Wales is preparing to open its border to Victoria on November 23 No cases of community transmitted coronavirus were recorded across Australia
New South Wales has recorded zero locally acquired coronavirus cases and just two infections in hotel quarantine.
The figures were released by NSW Health on Thursday and brought the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 4,256.
It comes as New South Wales prepares to open its border to Victoria on November 23 and Australia records zero cases of community transmission.
New South Wales reported no new cases of community transmitted coronavirus and just two new cases in hotel quarantine on Thursday (residents pictured walking through Sydney CBD)
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured above) announced on Wednesday the state’s borders would reopen to Victoria on November 23, four months after they were slammed shut
Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt on Thursday afternoon confirmed the nation had recorded a day without any community transmission of COVID-19.
‘The latest advice from the National Incident Centre is that Australia has again recorded a zero community transmission day,’ Mr Hunt shared on Twitter.
‘This occurs at a time when the world has recorded its second-highest daily global case numbers and sadly its highest daily loss of life.’
The World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 7,084 people died and 436,068 new cases were recorded worldwide on November 4.
NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Jeremy McAnulty said 18,466 tests were reported across the state in the 24-hours to 8pm on Wednesday.
He said NSW Health were treating 68 active COVID-19 cases and one patient was in intensive care and being ventilated.
‘NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward to get tested and continues to urge everyone with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested,’ Dr McAnulty said.
Dr McAnulty explained effective contact tracing to contain a recent cluster in southwest Sydney depended ‘on businesses having effective COVID Safety plans’.
‘The recent cluster in southwestern Sydney highlights the importance of these measures.
LOCATIONS URGED TO UNDERGO TESTING
· West Hoxton
· Hoxton Park
· Middleton Grange
· Horningsea Park
· Carnes Hill
· Edmondson Park
· Denham Court
‘NSW Health is working in close cooperation with a number of other agencies to provide the Liverpool community and local businesses with extra support to help achieve COVID-safe practices,’ he said.
Ninety one per cent of COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health are non-acute and not in hospital.
‘The upcoming holiday period will see an increase in social and community gatherings,’ Dr McAnulty explained.
‘It is very likely that COVID-19 will continue to circulate in the community… so it is important that we all continue to take advantage of our outdoor venues and maintain the COVID-safe practices.’
He urged residents to maintain physical distancing, wear a mask on public transport and observe good hygiene.
New South Wales will finally reopen its borders with Victoria on November 23, four months after they were slammed shut due to the southern state’s horror second wave of coronavirus.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the reopening of the state’s borders in a tweet on Wednesday morning.
‘We need to keep moving forward as we live with COVID-19. I have confidence that everyone will continue to work hard to keep everyone safe,’ she posted.
She later told reporters: ‘Very proudly I say NSW will be the only jurisdiction in Australia that will be welcoming residents of all states, of all jurisdictions.’
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said November 23 was chosen as the date is two weeks after the border between Melbourne and regional Victoria reopens next Monday.
Ms Berejiklian has also fired back at reports she ignored advice from health officials claiming it was safe to reopen the border three weeks ago.
‘Can I say those reports are completely wrong. Wrong, wrong,’ she said on the Today show on Thursday.
‘In fact, the advice I got was the opposite…to say it’s best for everybody if you open the border all at once and not do it in stages, which will cause further stress and chaos and perhaps risk the process.’
NSW reported 18,466 coronavirus tests (pictured) in the 24 hours to 8pm on Wednesday
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