Saturday 7 August 2021 – 13:42
Variable delta is prevalent in Sydney, Australia
The country is no longer protected
Rome, 7 August. (askanews) – Australian health officials have warned Sydney’s citizens to be prepared for an increase in COVID-19 cases after the country’s largest city reported a record number of infections for the second day in a row, despite being in a state of siege put in place to counter the spread of the disease. delta variable.
“Based on the trend of the past few days and how things are going, I expect more cases in the coming days and I just want everyone to be prepared for that,” New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in the state capital, Sydney. .
Reuters reported that Sydney recorded a record number of 279 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, up from its previous high of 259 cases the day before. New South Wales recorded a record number of 291 cases, up from 262 the day before. Another person died, bringing the state’s total to 22 during the latest outbreak, all in Sydney.
The deceased was a non-vaccinated 60-year-old woman who died in a Sydney hospital after contracting coronavirus from a healthcare worker. There are 304 cases in NSW hospitals, with 50 people in intensive care, 22 of whom require ventilation.
Of particular concern is the growing number of severely infected delta-infected people who are moving into the community, particularly in the southwestern suburbs of Sydney.
About a fifth of cases on Fridays spend time outside while they are contagious.
Victoria reported six cases of Covid-19 on Friday, down from eight the day before. In Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, authorities reported 10 new cases, down from 16 the day before. More than 60% of Australia’s 25 million people are living in harsh isolation to try to contain the latest wave, including the country’s three largest cities, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Australia has also imposed strict border controls. The rules will be further strengthened from August 11th. Problems and protests also for Australians who have to leave the country and are subject to stricter rules.
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