May 5: Coronavirus data analysis from Australia and around the world | ABC News

Casey Briggs takes a look at what’s happening with the spread of coronavirus both in Australia and around the world.

In this update:
0:12 Seventeen new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, eleven linked to a Melbourne abattoir cluster
0:44 Three new COVID-19 cases in New South Wales
0:56 Five new COVID-19 cases in Queensland
2:20 Global coronavirus infection and death rates
3:00 A look at other medical condition reported figures during this period compared to other years for the flu, gastro chickenpox, and chlamydia

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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

  • Touching Tribute: Two Third Graders Inspire A Community
  • Afghanistan Faces Humanitarian Crisis as Health System Nears Collapse
  • “Of course we have received vaccinations” – BTS at the United Nations
  • World Leaders Urge Vaccine Equity for Lower-Income Countries at UN
  • Orphaned by COVID: The pandemic’s impact on Indonesia’s most vulnerable | COVID-19 Special
  • 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

  • Advocacy sparks huge increase in survivors coming forward with reports of sexual assault | The Drum
  • Thousands of retired clinicians to be called on to help cope with COVID case surge | ABC News
  • NSW pharmacists and GPs concerned about vaccines for people aged over 60 | 7NEWS
  • 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

  • Boeing to build military aircraft drones in Australia
  • Queensland’s free NRL ticket offer cancelled | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • Cruising could resume in Queensland within months | 7NEWS
  • All-male netball team causes controversy after Queensland championship win | 7NEWS
  • Queensland firefighters facing serious equipment issues this bushfire season | 7NEWS
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