Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

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NSW case numbers holding steady with 7 days average under 250/day despite virtually no restrictions and open international borders, testing numbers remain high, hospitalisations and ICU continue to decline:

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NSW case numbers holding steady with 7 days average under 250/day despite virtually no restrictions and open international borders, testing numbers remain high, hospitalisations and ICU continue to decline:

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Hmmm, if this is cases "going through the roof" (to quote an unnamed forum member) - it must be a very low ceiling ;)
 

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ABC Reports:

Genomic sequencing has confirmed the Northern Territory’s current COVID-19 outbreak is linked to the cluster that triggered a lockout in Darwin and lockdown in Katherine earlier this month.

The original outbreak began on November 4 and grew to four cases.


So its not a fresh incursion from another state but evidence that covid has been circulating undetected for a while in NT.
 

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More on the source of NT cases, a Queenslander who flew to Adelaide then drive to Melbourne (where they caught Covid) and back without declaring that before flying back to CNS and then onto NT.


Probably means some undetected virus circulating in cairns area too, which is not a worry if you are vaccinated.
 

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More on the source of NT cases, a Queenslander who flew to Adelaide then drive to Melbourne (where they caught Covid) and back without declaring that before flying back to CNS and then onto NT.


Probably means some undetected virus circulating in cairns area too.
So it was that person of a couple of weeks ago. She came back from Mel via Adelaide for a night but they seem to think she wasn’t infectious whilst in SA. I just hope the community she infected all are ok.
 

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NSW set to follow VIC which is good news moving to a new phase in how the virus spread is managed. I cannot even contemplate how QLD is going to manage all this…

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Close contact changes, streamlining school closures under urgent review in NSW​


The NSW government will reassess the need for close contacts of COVID-19 cases to isolate when senior ministers meet next week, with Premier Dominic Perrottet signalling the state will reconsider school closures and strict isolation rules for students.

It is expected the state will shortly adopt the same model as Victoria where fully vaccinated non-household close contacts will no longer need to isolate for seven days, and instead only need to quarantine until receiving a negative PCR test result. It is anticipated this will extend to school children aged under 12.


 

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NSW Health has moved all of NSW Health facilities from Red to Amber. This means a change in visitors, types of masks and where these must be worn etc.
Each LHD can risk assess their own facilities based on current case numbers so parts of my LHD where there are pockets of transmission are still in Red.
This is good news overall that healthcare is starting to move to “living with covid”.
 

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NSW set to follow VIC which is good news moving to a new phase in how the virus spread is managed. I cannot even contemplate how QLD is going to manage all this…

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Close contact changes, streamlining school closures under urgent review in NSW​


The NSW government will reassess the need for close contacts of COVID-19 cases to isolate when senior ministers meet next week, with Premier Dominic Perrottet signalling the state will reconsider school closures and strict isolation rules for students.

It is expected the state will shortly adopt the same model as Victoria where fully vaccinated non-household close contacts will no longer need to isolate for seven days, and instead only need to quarantine until receiving a negative PCR test result. It is anticipated this will extend to school children aged under 12.


Question (rhetorical?!): how are children under 12 considered similar to fully vaccinated non-household close contacts???

As indicated a couple of weeks ago, there was at least 1 example/instance where a childcare setting with one case was closed for deep clean and then reopened and then another case emerged and closed again for deep clean and reopened a second time with then a third case being identified before closing the childcare for a week.
 

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Question (rhetorical?!): how are children under 12 considered similar to fully vaccinated non-household close contacts???

As indicated a couple of weeks ago, there was at least 1 example/instance where a childcare setting with one case was closed for deep clean and then reopened and then another case emerged and closed again for deep clean and reopened a second time with then a third case being identified before closing the childcare for a week.
In SA children under 12 are considered non vaccinated in the case of being a close contact. They need to isolate for 14 days. The parents, if not a close contact (eg exposure at child care) just have to be tested and then they are free unless child tests positive. But the question is, who is going to look after the child if they return to work.....so in reality it won't make a difference to them.
 

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In SA children under 12 are considered non vaccinated in the case of being a close contact. They need to isolate for 14 days. The parents, if not a close contact (eg exposure at child care) just have to be tested and then they are free unless child tests positive. But the question is, who is going to look after the child if they return to work.....so in reality it won't make a difference to them.
I've basically spent two weeks quarantined as Miss TomCat was a primary close contact via childcare. I could come and go, but can't leave a two year old home alone. Fortunately the new changes mean this won't happen again.
 

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I've basically spent two weeks quarantined as Miss TomCat was a primary close contact via childcare. I could come and go, but can't leave a two year old home alone. Fortunately the new changes mean this won't happen again.
In some instances, I think NSW Health regards the fully vaxxed parent of a child that young who is the close contact as a quasi-close contact - ie needing to not enter high risk areas (eg aged care, hospital, school, childcare)
 

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I've basically spent two weeks quarantined as Miss TomCat was a primary close contact via childcare. I could come and go, but can't leave a two year old home alone. Fortunately the new changes mean this won't happen again.
I was thinking of you when I posted. Son and DIL are off to UK pre Christmas and with two year old in child care it must concern them that the childcare has a case. I'm not sure whether it will stress them out more if I suggest Iook after him the 2 weeks prior to departure.
 
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Victoria (9632 active positives)

15/11 860 new positives, 48k tests, 378 hospital, 78 ICU
16/11 797 new positives, 53k tests, 394 hospital, 72 ICU
17/11 996 new positives, 72k tests, 357 hospital, 58 ICU
18/11 1007 new positives, 72k tests, 337 hospital, 63 ICU
19/11 1273 new positives, 73k tests, 330 hospital, 57 ICU
20/11 1166 new positives, 64k tests, 312 hospital, 55 ICU
21/11 1275 new positives, 61k tests, 317 hospital, 56 ICU

NSW (2732 active positives)

15/11 165 new positives, 50k tests, 216 hospital, 32 ICU
16/11 212 new positives, 67k tests, 210 hospital, 32 ICU
17/11 231 new positives, 88k tests, 207 hospital, 33 ICU
18/11 262 new positives, 80k tests, 199 hospital, 29 ICU
19/11 216 new positives,72k tests, 196 hospital, 28 ICU
20/11 182 new positives, 61k tests, 191 hospital, 28 ICU
21/11 176 new positives, 55k tests, 192 hospital, 32 ICU

ACT (177 active positives)

15/11 10 new positives, 1.6k tests, 1 hospital, 0 ICU
16/11 12 new positives, 1.4k tests, 4 hospital, 1 ICU
17/11 6 new positives, 2.1k tests, 3 hospital, 0 ICU
18/11 25 new positives, 2.0k tests, 3 hospital, 1 ICU
19/11 17 new positives, 4.2k tests, 3 hospital, 1 ICU
20/11 14 new positives, 2.2k tests, 3 hospital, 1 ICU
21/11 16 new positives, 2.2k tests, 3 hospital, 1 ICU

NT (35 active positives - as at 20/11 10pm)

15/11 0 new positives, 1.1k tests, 6 hospital, 0 ICU
16/11 5 new positives, 2.2k tests, 11 hospital, 0 ICU
17/11 9 new positives, 2.1k tests, 19 hospital, 0 ICU
18/11 6 new positives, 2.6k tests, 25 hospital, 0 ICU
19/11 1 new positive, 2.8k tests, 24 hospital, 0 ICU
20/11 1 new positive, 3.0k tests, 25 hospital, 0 ICU
21/11 (9 in Binjara reported last night, none since), 3.0k tests, ? hospital, ? ICU

Qld (4 active positives)

Less than 5 new positives reported in last 7 days (15/11-21/11) on 5.6k-10.8k tests. Yesterday 7 hospital, 0 ICU.
 

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Weekly surveillance reports seem to now be dropping a fortnight at at time. Some of the more interesting charts.

Breakthrough cases increasing and younger children overtaking unvaccinated adults:

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Serious Health Outcomes continue to mostly be a problem for the unvaccinated and the elderly:

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Is anyone actually watching this anymore?

Briefly turned ABC radio on today and thought Darwin had been bombed again. Turns out the chief minister was just choking up because they’d had literally 11 “cases” (I assume he meant positive test results).

I used to say it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious. I think now it’s just funny.
 

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Is anyone actually watching this anymore?

Briefly turned ABC radio on today and thought Darwin had been bombed again. Turns out the chief minister was just choking up because they’d had literally 11 “cases” (I assume he meant positive test results).

I used to say it would be funny if it wasn’t so serious. I think now it’s just funny.
It isn't funny because it has become significant in the indigenous community and there is a lot of family mingling despite the restrictions. Hopefully all recover well.
 
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