Coronavirus wrap 17 July – Resources stretched in Melbourne as Sydney keeps testing | News Breakfast

Experts are calling for a national database that records coroanvirus infections among healthcare workers as cases in Victoria continue to rise.
The Victorian Health Department says 388 healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, with 150 of those cases still active.

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

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