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Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

HappyFlyerFamily

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Today’s status update on NSW community transmissions (ie unknown source) total....15 (based on another report, all in the last 15 days) Since Crossroads......


Confirmed cases to date:

By likely source of infectionCount
Overseas
2,036​
Interstate acquired
83​
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster
1,136​
Locally acquired – contact not identified
376​
Under investigation
0​
Total
3,631​

Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.


I’ll see if I can dig up Qld’s community transmission (unknown source), it feel like under 5, maybe 2.

Edit: seems like Qld is 1 - today’s under investigation case. As a note there seems to be 40 in total in Qld to date.
 
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ABC news reports:

New quarantine laws for Victorians entering NSW

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says all Victorians who enter NSW will be put in mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days, at their own expense.

The new laws will come into effect from 12.01am on Friday.
By ALL she means those without an exemption for essential travel are still ok?
 
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By ALL she means those without an exemption for essential travel are still ok?
Listening to the interview now.

Gladys said except for border community exemptions (no change) and freight, as of 12.01am Friday, the only way to enter NSW from Vic will be via a flight into SYD airport, so this new hotel quarantine is enforced. I am concerned she specifically mention if an exemption is granted for a funeral it wouldnt apply which makes me very angry.

FFS In the event of a death, families can have body held/stored and funeral delayed to wait for the quarantine period if it is really critical that the Vic (or international) arrival attend. Exemption definitely shouldn't be granted for anyone who isn't immediate family member (child, sibling, spouse or parent - no 3rd cousins twice removed) of the deceased, and perhaps they need to be escorted by health official to the funeral (fully masked) and then immediately taken back to the airport (unless a returning resident, which should then be back to hotel).

They are currently reviewing all exemption classes / critical service provider definitions to limit further as some have been too easy to get.
 

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Listening to the interview now.

Gladys said except for border community exemptions (no change) and freight, as of 12.01am Friday, the only way to enter NSW from Vic will be via a flight into SYD airport, so this new hotel quarantine is enforced. I am concerned she specifically mention if an exemption is granted for a funeral it wouldnt apply which makes me very angry.

FFS In the event of a death, families can have body held/stored and funeral delayed to wait for the quarantine period if it is really critical that the Vic (or international) arrival attend. Exemption definitely shouldn't be granted for anyone who isn't immediate family member (child, sibling, spouse or parent - no 3rd cousins twice removed) of the deceased, and perhaps they need to be escorted by health official to the funeral (fully masked) and then immediately taken back to the airport (unless a returning resident, which should then be back to hotel).

They are currently reviewing all exemption classes / critical service provider definitions to limit further as some have been too easy to get.
SA granted an exemption to a wharf worker to travel to and from SA as though Vic doesnt have any wharfies? Of course, he came back positive.
 

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Why are our leaders not looking at tagging people? Surely that has to be part of the solution instead of this endless quarantining in hotels.

As I've said before the current modus operandi:
- People who might have it = quarantine in hotel
- People who do have it = be a good person and stay at home.
 
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I have no idea why, but the positivity rate (and hence number of cases) in Vic jumps every third day at present. But it means we can put the bed the theory by one person that Dan had rigged the figures on one day just so that the Vic Gov could announce stricter restrictions.

It could be random, or it could be something to do with how tests are processed. Who knows?



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I understood people who have ever been a Professor are entitled to use it (a bit like retired servicemen used to keep their Cols and Majs). Its considered poor form to do so if you have just had a visiting Professorship overseas
The vast majority of medical Profs have cross appointments between University and their clinical job

And not just in medicine. There are a number of professions where it is quite common for people to both teach/research where they are employed by both a Uni and an outside employer both public sector and private sector or at research institutes etc.

I was never a professor, but while employed full time at a NFP over a dozen year period I also gave specialised (invited as a paid guest/eminent lecturer) lectures at Unis in 5 states. A number of my colleagues at different organisations would also teach part-time at Unis while in employment (or running their own consultancy) elsewhere. Some were professors.
 

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I have no idea why, but the positivity rate (and hence number of cases) in Vic jumps every third day at present. But it means we can put the bed the theory by one person that Dan had rigged the figures on one day just so that the Vic Gov could announce stricter restrictions.

It could be random, or it could be something to do with how tests are processed. Who knows?



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That was me. I wish it had been true though because they’d be improving somewhat.
 
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I understand that. Given NSW is probably unable to resource a bubble border scenario, the border option is very unlikely and impractical

But ACT could impose a lockdown.

Not saying it should happen, just wonder whether ACT are even able
I think a lockdown would work quite easily. Canberra is a pretty compliant population on the whole, so there would probably be only a small element to police. We had well over a 100 people in self quarantine a few weeks ago and police checks revealed 100% compliance.

I do hope it doesn’t come to that.......
 

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Today's Vic DHHS Report. 5th August.
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Victoria has recorded 725 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 13,035.

The overall total has increased by 700, due to 25 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 164 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 561 are under investigation.

There have been 15 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They include a man in his 30s, three men and one woman in their 70s, three men and three women in their 80s and three men and one woman their 90s.

10 of the 15 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 162 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 2281 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 7227 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 538 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 42 in intensive care
  • 5424 people have recovered from the virus
  • More than 1,721,900 tests have been processed – an increase of approximately 24,000 since yesterday
Of the total cases:

  • 11,958 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 771 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 6327 men and 6591 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 1285, active cases: 729
  • There are 1435 active cases relating to aged care facilities
Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:

  • 159 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 155 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 139 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 114 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 93 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 78 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn
  • 74 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 72 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
  • 68 cases have been linked to Aurrum Aged Care in Plenty
  • 67 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 89 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 164 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 80 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
  • 81 cases have been linked to Melbourne Health Royal Park Campus
  • 57 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave
  • 28 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater
  • 36 cases have been linked to Catholic Regional College in Sydenham
  • 44 cases have been linked to the Linfox warehouse in Truganina
  • 39 cases have been linked to Nino Early Learning Centre in Bundoora
  • 29 cases have been linked to Ingham’s Thomastown
  • 29 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds
The department is also looking into cases linked to St Joseph’s Primary School in Quarry Hill. More information will be available in coming days as investigations continue.
 

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New cases in regional Victoria (outside Melbourne GMMA).

A bit of a spike up today. Greater Geelong continues to just go sideways.

Mitchell 4

Greater Geelong 12
Colac Otway 4
Macedon Ranges 6
Greater Bendigo 4
Ballarat 2
Latrobe 3
Golden Plains 1
Surf Coast 1
Baw Baw2
Bass Coast 1
Mildua 1
West Wimmera 1


VIC CASES LGA
Wed 5 Aug
 

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Seems Qld Police is not always on duty.....sigh

Returning Queenslander says he bypassed checkpoint
A Queensland man who declared he spent time in Melbourne reportedly bypassed the quarantine requirement at the border checkpoint.
Patrick Maggs told Nine News he was just “waved through” with no questions asked at the border.
"I waved my hands a bit like this, like hey what are you doing? Aren't I supposed to stop here?"
Mr Maggs had been allowed into Victoria on compassionate grounds to care for his elderly father who had undergone surgery.
"My concern is how many other people drove straight through the same roadblock," he said.
"They could travel anywhere, do anything, touch anything they wanted to."
 
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