Greg Hunt interview: Face coverings now mandatory in Victoria, as COVID-19 cases spike | ABC News

Australia has recorded 502 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, the single largest daily number of cases since the pandemic began.

The previous highest number reported in a single day was 469 cases, which was recorded in late March and mostly fuelled by returning international travellers.

The bulk of the cases are from Victoria, which reached a new peak on Wednesday with 484 cases recorded in 24 hours.

An additional 16 cases were from New South Wales and one was from Queensland.

New figures reveal almost 90 per cent of people in Victoria are failing to self-isolate when they become unwell.

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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

  • Internet celebrities sell goods through livestreaming during the epidemic
  • Auckland Airport worker tests positive to COVID-19 | 7NEWS
  • NZ airport worker contracts COVID-19, Victoria’s rebooted vaccine program begins | 9 News Australia
  • How Do Digital Health Passports Work?
  • Boris Johnson urges people to continue following ‘sensible’ lockdown rules as England opens up
  • 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

  • NSW Government likely to buy out license of controversial Chinese owned Shenhua mine | ABC News
  • House in Waratah being searched by police who investigating Melissa Hunt’s death | 7NEWS
  • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian discusses the vaccine rollout | 7.30
  • In This Story: Queensland

    Queensland (QLD) is an Australian state covering the continent’s northeast, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest. The capital, Brisbane, is flanked by the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

    5 Recent Items: Queensland

  • CHILD OR GHOST? | Driver’s dashcam captures eerie footage of ‘child’ wandering on a highway | 7NEWS
  • Stowaway snake found in lettuce bag returns home after 2,000km round trip | ABC News
  • Brett Forte’s partner tells inquest his actions the day he was killed saved her life | ABC NEWS
  • Honouring ageing Queensland soldiers this Anzac Day | 7NEWS
  • Man becomes stuck in Ipswich manhole | 9 News Australia
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