Biggest daily coronavirus jump for New South Wales, with 20 new cases confirmed
New South Wales has confirmed 20 new cases of coronavirus in the state, bringing its total to 112.
Many of the new cases are recently returned international travellers.
But NSW Health authorities say they can’t work out how 11 new cases contracted the virus.
Australia’s chief health officer Brendan Murphy has defended a decision to recommend public gatherings of more than 500 people are cancelled.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton was diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease yesterday, after attending a Cabinet meeting with the PM on Tuesday. But the Prime Minister’s office insists there’s no need for Mr Morrison to be tested nor self-isolate.
More than 200 cases of the coronavirus have now been confirmed across Australia, and three people have died.
112 cases in New South Wales,
36 in Victoria,
46 in Queensland,
19 in South Australia,
17 in Western Australia,
five in Tasmania,
one in the Northern Territory,
one in the ACT.
On Thursday afternoon there were 141 virus cases across Australia. That jumped to 200 by the same time on Friday – an increase of 41 per cent.
The PM introduced a ban on public gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday.
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