Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

HappyFlyerFamily

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Seems pretty clear triple vaxxed WA residents can leave and return where they are prepared to quarantine.

Just a matter of whether international quarantine (+getting in under arrivals cap) or interstate quarantine is more palatable- most saying neither.
 

HappyFlyerFamily

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Yep 2. According to WA Health

  • Two are from an unknown source
    • One in the Rockingham area, remains under investigation
    • One in the Wheatbelt, unknown source but has spent time in the Southwest and remains under investigation
 

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NSW (181,527 active – 21,000 public hospital beds, 884 public/private ICU beds)
[previous peak hospital/ICU: 1268/242 - September 2021]
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused - announced 7/1

20/1 17,647 PCR+, 73k tests, 13,178 RAT+, 2781 hospital, 212 ICU
21/1 15,153 PCR+, 88k tests, 10,015 RAT+, 2743 hospital, 209 ICU
22/1 11,582 PCR+, 56k tests, 8566 RAT+, 2762 hospital, 204 ICU
23/1 13,620 PCR+, 76k tests, 6704 RAT+, 2712 hospital, 189 ICU
24/1 8190 PCR+, 48k tests, 6901 RAT+, 2816 hospital, 196 ICU
25/1 9422 PCR+, 57k tests, 9090 RAT+, 2943 hospital, 183 ICU
26/1 12,918 PCR+, 67k tests, 8112 RAT+, 2794 hospital, 175 ICU
27/1 9934 PCR+, 65k tests, 7382 RAT+, 2722 hospital, 181 ICU

Victoria (119,153 active – 15,000 public hospital beds, 476 public/private ICU beds)
[previous peak hospital/ICU: 851/163 - October 2021]
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused - announced 6/1

20/1 11,693 PCR+, 51k tests, 63% of 10,273 RAT+, 1206 hospital, 122 ICU
21/1 10,023 PCR+, 43k tests, 62% of 8144 RAT+, 1096 hospital, 121 ICU
22/1 8432 PCR+, 39k tests, 62% of 7584 RAT+, 1029 hospital, 120 ICU
23/1 6625 PCR+, 32k tests, 60% of 6466 RAT+, 1002 hospital, 120 ICU
24/1 4488 PCR+, 21k tests, 64% of 7207 RAT+, 998 hospital, 119 ICU
25/1 6297 PCR+, 30k tests, 65% of 8539 RAT+, 1057 hospital, 119 ICU
26/1 6533 PCR+, 34k tests, 63% of 6974 RAT+, 1089 hospital, 117 ICU
27/1 6130 PCR+, 31k tests, % of 7625 RAT+, 1057 hospital, 117 ICU

Qld (69,350 active – 13,000 public hospital beds, 408 public/private ICU beds)
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused - announced 8/1

20/1 16812 positives, 37k tests, 850 hospital, 48 ICU *no RAT+ provided
21/1 11,222 PCR+, 37k tests, 4809 RAT+, 855 hospital, 54 ICU
22/1 10,696 PCR+, 36k tests, 4354 RAT+, 884 hospital, 52 ICU
23/1 8639 PCR+, 30k tests, 3308 RAT+, 863 hospital, 47 ICU
24/1 6597 PCR+, 19k tests, 3615 RAT+, 878 hospital, 50 ICU
25/1 5701 PCR+, 20k tests, 3845 RAT+, 928 hospital, 51 ICU
26/1 8954 PCR+, 31k tests, 4557 RAT+, 889 hospital, 47 ICU
27/1 7614 PCR+, 26k tests, 3986 RAT+, 829 hospital, 48 ICU

SA (26,574 active 26/1 – 4500 public hospital beds, 161 public/private ICU beds)
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused - announced 28/12

20/1 3777 positives, 15k tests, 290 hospital, 29 ICU
21/1 3023 positives, 14k tests, 298 hospital, 33 ICU
22/1 2193 positives, 12k tests, 275 hospital, 37 ICU
23/1 2062 positives, 12k tests, 278 hospital, 24 ICU
24/1 2009 positives, 9.7k tests, 294 hospital, 29 ICU
25/1 1869 positives, 9.7k tests, 287 hospital, 32 ICU
26/1 2401 positives, 13k tests, 288 hospital, 26 ICU
27/1 1953 positives, k tests, 288 hospital, 27 ICU

Tasmania (5026 active – 1500 public hospital beds, 38 public/private ICU beds)

20/1 293 PCR+, 1.6k tests, 634 RAT+, 14/31 hospital, 3 ICU
21/1 311 PCR+, 1.7k tests, 555 RAT+, 13/31 hospital, 3 ICU
22/1 251 PCR+, 1.6k tests, 475 RAT+, 11/31 hospital, 2 ICU
23/1 239 PCR+, 1.6k tests, 386 RAT+, 16/39 hospital, 3 ICU
24/1 170 PCR+, 1.7k tests, 449 RAT+, 17/41 hospital, 3 ICU
25/1 154 PCR+, 1.3k tests, 489 RAT+, 15/35 hospital, 3 ICU
26/1 206 PCR+, 1.7k tests, 506 RAT+, 11/28 hospital, 2 ICU
27/1 246 PCR+, 1.5k tests, 480 RAT+, 12/24 hospital, 0 ICU

ACT (4787 active – 1200 public hospital beds, 37 public/private ICU beds)
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused at 1 hospital - announced 7/1

20/1 254 PCR+, 638 RAT+, 62 hospital, 3 ICU
21/1 259 PCR+, 567 RAT+, 62 hospital, 2 ICU
22/1 224 PCR+, 442 RAT+, 63 hospital, 1 ICU
23/1 385 PCR+, 308 RAT+, 67 hospital, 3 ICU
24/1 472 PCR+, 284 RAT+, 68 hospital, 3 ICU
25/1 546 PCR+, 358 RAT+, 67 hospital, 3 ICU
26/1 600 PCR+, 296 RAT+, 67 hospital, 5 ICU
27/1 648 PCR+, 236 RAT+, 73 hospital, 4 ICU

NT (3200 active 26/1 – 1000 public hospital beds, 20 public/private ICU beds)

20/1 459 positives, 1.1k tests, 54 hospital, 1 ICU
21/1 432 positives, 1.2k tests, 62 hospital, 2 ICU
22/1 314 positives, 1.4k tests, 63 hospital, 1 ICU
23/1 212 positives, 1.3k tests, 61 hospital, 2 ICU
24/1 286 positives, 0.9k tests, 78 hospital, 4 ICU
25/1 517 positives, 1.1k tests, 72 hospital, 3 ICU
26/1 492 positives, 1.6k tests, 84 hospital, 3 ICU
27/1

WA (132 active 26/1 – 5900 public hospital beds, 179 public/private ICU bed)

20/1 5 local positives – 1 unlinked, 4.9k tests
21/1 7 local positives – 4 unlinked (3 same household), 4.2k tests
22/1 7 local positives – 2 unlinked, 5.7k tests
23/1 24 local positives, 4.7k tests
24/1 13 local positives – 1 unlinked, 4.9k tests
25/1 14 local positives - 2 unlinked, 9.8k tests, 2 hospital, 1 ICU (expected discharge soon)
26/1 24 local positives - 2 unlinked (Bunbury 17), 8.3k tests, 1 ICU
27/1
 

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10 in WA, (5,635 people were swabbed at WA clinics yesterday).

  • Three cases are close contacts linked to the Willagee IGA sub-cluster
  • Five are linked as close contacts of a previously reported case in Rockingham.
  • Two other cases are close contacts are linked to the Southwest sub-cluster.
In addition, from 6.00pm tonight, the mask mandate will apply for all indoor public settings in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions.
 

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From aBc blog

National cabinet has wrapped up with no change on the list of essential workers​

National Cabinet has wrapped, with no change to the list of essential workers or isolation requirements for now, despite calls from retailers.

Leaders of the states and territories reportedly told the national cabinet meeting they expected to see an increase in reported case numbers when school surveillance testing began, but all were seeing pressure on hospital wards ease.

There was also agreement between the states that they were facing difficulties driving Indigenous vaccination rates due to misinformation among some communities.

The Prime Minister highlighted the need for continued focus on vaccinations, pointing to health experts expecting a rise in cases heading into winter and risks being compounded by the flu season.

National cabinet will meet again in a fortnight.
 

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From aBc blog

National cabinet has wrapped up with no change on the list of essential workers​

National Cabinet has wrapped, with no change to the list of essential workers or isolation requirements for now, despite calls from retailers.

Leaders of the states and territories reportedly told the national cabinet meeting they expected to see an increase in reported case numbers when school surveillance testing began, but all were seeing pressure on hospital wards ease.

There was also agreement between the states that they were facing difficulties driving Indigenous vaccination rates due to misinformation among some communities.

The Prime Minister highlighted the need for continued focus on vaccinations, pointing to health experts expecting a rise in cases heading into winter and risks being compounded by the flu season.

National cabinet will meet again in a fortnight.

Borders are also causing issues with Indigenous vaccination rates

 

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10 in WA, (5,635 people were swabbed at WA clinics yesterday).

  • Three cases are close contacts linked to the Willagee IGA sub-cluster
  • Five are linked as close contacts of a previously reported case in Rockingham.
  • Two other cases are close contacts are linked to the Southwest sub-cluster.
In addition, from 6.00pm tonight, the mask mandate will apply for all indoor public settings in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions.
I used to work in the WA wheatbelt. Can't imagine it's changed much. I just can't see a mask mandate getting a lot of traction in a rural pub.
I know in NSW, my daughter and I walked into a regional pub in early December and we were the only masks in the place. There wasn't a piano player, but if there had been, he'd have stopped playing.
We de-masked and had a good evening, albeit outside in the beer garden.
 

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10 in WA, (5,635 people were swabbed at WA clinics yesterday).

  • Three cases are close contacts linked to the Willagee IGA sub-cluster
  • Five are linked as close contacts of a previously reported case in Rockingham.
  • Two other cases are close contacts are linked to the Southwest sub-cluster.
In addition, from 6.00pm tonight, the mask mandate will apply for all indoor public settings in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions.

Seems damn slow getting going...;)
 

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I used to work in the WA wheatbelt. Can't imagine it's changed much. I just can't see a mask mandate getting a lot of traction in a rural pub.
I know in NSW, my daughter and I walked into a regional pub in early December and we were the only masks in the place. There wasn't a piano player, but if there had been, he'd have stopped playing.
We de-masked and had a good evening, albeit outside in the beer garden.
What a visual! Sounds like a scene from Casablanca.. Love it😂
 

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Seems damn slow getting going...;)

Indeed. But as other states found, it could bounce around in low numbers for a while, before taking off. It's not Delta that's locked in though!

Anyhoo, as the hard border becomes an increasingly porous border as more and more exemptions and exceptions are made, it'll start moving up.
 

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The testing is so low, no RATs, its sneaking around undetected.

Will be really interesting to see how quickly the numbers jump up when RATs are finally allowed.
I'm thinking May onwards. Easter mid April and the weather turns at the start of May.
Is anyone running a book on this?
 

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I'm thinking May onwards. Easter mid April and the weather turns at the start of May.
Is anyone running a book on this?

I don't actually know when RATs become available and can be reported in WA, when that is confirmed I will place my bets on the virus spread there.
 
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