COVID outbreaks stretching regional communities | 7.30

New South Wales is grappling with a series of small local COVID-19 outbreaks. In regional communities, a sudden spike in new cases can put enormous stress on limited health resources, as the south coast town of Batemans Bay found out this week.

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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

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • WATCH LIVE: Top U.S. health officials testify before Congress on ending Covid pandemic — 4/15/2021
  • Republican Jim Jordan assails Fauci during questioning on coronavirus restrictions
  • In This Story: New South Wales

    New South Wales is a southeastern Australian state, distinguished by its coastal cities and national parks. Sydney, its capital, is home to iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

    Population: 7.544 million (Sept 2014)

    3 Recent Items: New South Wales

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