Record number of new COVID-19 cases | 7.30

Australia has reported a record 502 new COVID-19 cases, overtaking a peak set in March. In most states and territories the virus actually seems to be under control. In New South Wales, officials are nervously eyeing daily cases and warning the public not to be complacent. But in Victoria infections continue to be worryingly despite the agony of a second lockdown. Prof. Raina MacIntyre and Prof. James McCaw discuss what is going on.

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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

  • Ontario reports more than 4,400 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths | FULL
  • India orders lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge, country added to Britain’s travel red-list
  • Toronto officials provides COVID-19 update as new restrictions in effect | LIVE
  • India added to UK’s red travel list | ITV News
  • COVID-19 and climate change with Greta Thunberg and Dr Tedros (19 April 2021)- WHO Media Briefing
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • India orders lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge, country added to Britain’s travel red-list
  • UK’s Labour leader thrown out of pub in lockdown row – BBC News – BBC News
  • ‘You have failed me’: owner tells Keir Starmer to leave his pub over lockdown policies
  • 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

  • Major Hollywood movie starring Chris Hemsworth to be filmed in NSW, premier confirms | 7NEWS
  • Tommy Raudonikis remembered as rugby league’s ‘patron saint’ at final farewell at SCG | ABC News
  • Phillip Clashes With Matthew Wright Over Covid ‘Scaremongering’ | This Morning
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