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.

 

  • 20 new confirmed cases in New South Wales

    The Department of Health has confirmed a slew of new coronavirus cases in New South Wales.
    Among them are:
    • Two men and one woman recently travelled from Italy
    • A 64 year old woman recently travelled from Germany
    • A 67 year old man recently travelled from the US
    • Two people recently travelled from the UK and two from other European countries

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Queensland cases jump from 35 to 46 in a day

Queensland officials have confirmed 11 new coronavirus cases today.

It takes the states total to 46 including the three passengers from the Diamond Princess Ship.

Queensland Health said all cases remain isolated and are currently stable.

Contact tracing is still underway for the 11 new cases.

There are now 43 confirmed cases in the South East and three cases in regional Queensland.

The spike in cases comes as new drive through fever clinics are set up.

The Caloundra Health Service’s Minor Injury and Illness Clinic on Saturday and will be open from 8:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week.

The Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said another is expected to be up and running at Toowoomba’s Baillie Henderson Hospital on Monday.

“Drive-through facilities will help to alleviate some of the workload off busy GPs and emergency departments,” Mr Miles said.

“People will be asked to remain in their vehicle, and then clinical staff wearing personal protective equipment will test temperature, oxygen saturation, pulse and respiration through the car window.”

“If people meet the testing criteria, swabs will then be taken, and the swabs sent for testing for COVID-19.”

The drive through testing facility follows the implementation of similar facilities in other states.

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