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  • #46
    Source: https://www.health.gov.au/news/healt...v-health-alert

    As at 06:30 hrs on 3 March 2020, we have 33 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.
    • 15 of the initially reported cases in Australia all had a direct or indirect travel history to Wuhan, China
    • 10 cases are associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan. All of these people have returned to their home states for medical care
    • 7 cases are reported to have had a direct or indirect travel history to Iran
    • 1 case reported in a health care worker did not have a history of travel to any high risk countries in recent weeks

    Of the total cases reported, 21 of these cases are reported to have recovered. 1 person has sadly died. The remaining cases are in a stable condition.

    For questions about testing or the welfare of people with the virus, contact your state or territory health authority.

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    • #47
      Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/fast...03-p546g5.html

      Fast-moving situation': NSW confirms more cases of COVID-19, hospital staff quarantined
      By Rachel Clun and Kate Aubusson
      Updated March 3, 2020 — 6.21pmfirst published at 3.21pm

      Multiple patients and staff at Ryde Hospital have been quarantined after coming into contact with a doctor diagnosed with COVID-19 as the number of cases in NSW jumps to 13 and more expected overnight.

      Hospital emergency departments across the state are bracing for a deluge of patients, with health authorities predicting coronavirus outbreaks will converge with an early and severe flu season...

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      • #48
        I now know one of the first degree contacts of one of the recently confirmed cases here in NSW. I can also confirm that our government is not performing proper contact tracing or advising appropriate quarantine procedures for those potentially exposed.

        This is especially true, in this case, where Ambulance NSW employees would routinely arrive at the medical facility and utilised the same shared toilet facilities that the infected doctor used, before departing to have potentially further contacts with the general public. None of this is being identified or traced. Only patients are being traced!

        We are not organised and we are not efficient ..., yet. Hopefully this will improve quickly, but right now I am sure that person to person spread is happening unabated in Australia.

        (Update, as I was typing, Shiloh posted the above which identifies the case at Ryde. Staff have been notified but they haven't been quarantined and despite recommendations to wear masks earlier in the day, they were requested to "stop wearing them, as it was scaring patients" later).

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        • #49
          Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/co...6-6fb008e3f639
          Coronavirus: Six more Aussies test positive in NSW
          By AAP
          6:51am Mar 4, 2020
          Coronavirus: Australian cases rapidly increasing

          Six more people have tested positive to the coronavirus in NSW, bringing the total number of those infected in the state to 15 since the outbreak began.
          NSW Health is alerting passengers who were on five separate flights from Asia in the past week after two men in their 30s, a man in his 50s and two women in their 60s tested positive following their arrival in NSW.
          The men in their 30s travelled from Iran, the two women flew from Japan and South Korea respectively, and the man in his 50s was returning from Singapore.
          Meanwhile a woman in her 50s who hasn't been out of Australia recently has also tested positive to the coronavirus.
          And health authorities are advising passengers who sat near a coronavirus-infected woman on a Dubai-to-Sydney flight to immediately isolate themselves at home...

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          • #50
            Source: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/healt...pital-c-728658

            Coronavirus update: 40 medical staff in isolation after doctor infected at Ryde Hospital
            Katherine Davison
            7NEWS
            Tuesday, 3 March 2020 4:39 pm

            Forty hospital staff are in isolation after revelations a NSW doctor who treated a “diverse range of patients” has coronavirus.

            The 53-year-old male doctor is in a stable condition at Westmead Hospital and “going quite well”, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said on Tuesday...

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            Tenth case of coronavirus confirmed in Victoria after visit to emergency ward
            Katherine Davison
            7NEWS
            Tuesday, 3 March 2020 5:06 pm

            ...Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos says the man in his 30s became unwell on Sunday after returning to Victoria from Iran on February 26...

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            • #51
              Coronavirus numbers spike in Sydney as health authorities confirm another human-to-human infection

              • A woman in her 50s was confirmed as NSW's third human-to-human infection
              • Late last week there were four confirmed cases in the state, but now there are 15
              • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian described the number of infections as "a concern
              An aged-care worker has been diagnosed with coronavirus, potentially exposing dozens of elderly residents to the virus at a north Sydney nursing home.

              NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the woman had contact with 13 residents of the aged-care home, and two of them subsequently reported respiratory symptoms.

              One of those two residents, a 95-year-old woman, has died.

              "Whether or not it was related to corona, we don't know at this point," Mr Hazzard said.

              https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...irmed/12023216

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              • #52
                Source: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/healt...nment-c-729154

                Coronavirus: Fourth SA case confirmed by state government
                Emily Olle
                7NEWS
                Tuesday, 3 March 2020 10:02 pm

                A fourth positive coronavirus case has been confirmed in South Australia.

                Premier Steven Marshall made the announcement on Wednesday, revealing that three prior positive cases of coronavirus have all been discharged.

                The 40-year-old woman travelled from Iran via Kuala Lumpur and arrived back in South Australia on March 1...

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                • #53
                  Source: https://www.health.gov.au/news/healt...v-health-alert
                  In Australia

                  As at 12:00 hrs on 4 March 2020, we have 41 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.
                  • 15 of the initially reported cases in Australia all had a direct or indirect travel history to Wuhan, China
                  • 10 cases are associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan.
                  • 10 cases are reported to have had a direct or indirect travel history to Iran
                  • 4 cases are reported to have had a travel history to countries including Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and South Korea
                  • 2 cases did not have a reported history of travel to any high risk countries and further investigations are pending

                  Of the total cases reported, 21 of these cases are reported to have recovered. 1 person associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation cohort has sadly died.

                  For questions about testing or the welfare of people with the virus, contact your state or territory health authority.

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                  • #54
                    Source: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/he...7502a303a41d4a


                    Second coronavirus death confirmed as six more test positive in NSW
                    NSW Health has confirmed a 95-year-old nursing home resident died of the coronavirus, with another six new cases confirmed.
                    Ben Graham and Alle McMahon
                    news.com.au March 5, 20202:09am

                    A 95-year-old woman has become the second person to die from the coronavirus in Australia, with six more cases confirmed in New South Wales on Wednesday.

                    The woman was a resident at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge nursing home facility at Macquarie Park, where a 50-year-old worker was diagnosed with the virus earlier this week, NSW Health confirmed in a statement. The woman died in hospital on Tuesday.

                    The employee worked with 13 residents at the lodge. An 82-year-old man is now being treated in hospital for the virus, while a third resident aged in her 70s was also diagnosed on Wednesday...

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                    • #55
                      Source: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/P..._campaign=news COVID-19 cases in NSW rise to 22

                      04 March 2020

                      An additional six confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Sydney this evening brings the total number of positive infections in NSW since the outbreak began to 22.
                      The new cases include an elderly female resident at a Macquarie Park nursing facility, a female doctor who works at Liverpool Hospital, a female patient from the Northern Beaches, a male from Cronulla and a female who is believed to have returned from the Philippines.
                      Dr Kerry Chant passed on her sympathy to the family of a 95 year old resident from the Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park who died on Tuesday in hospital and has tested positive to the virus.
                      “The female doctor who was diagnosed on March 4 had no history of overseas travel. We are immediately establishing which staff and patients may need to self-isolate and be tested for COVID-19 should they be unwell. A female resident aged in her 70s at Dorothy Henderson Lodge, where a female nurse was diagnosed with the virus, has also tested positive.
                      A confirmed case, woman in her 60s who arrived back in Australia on March 3, is believed to have returned from the Philippines. Her travel details are being obtained and will be disclosed if she posed a risk to any other passengers on her flight.
                      More information about the latest cases, a female in her 30s tested at the Northern Beaches Hospital, and a man in his 50s from Cronulla, will be disclosed as soon as their movements are established.
                      Dr Chant also stressed that a Macquarie University lecturer is a man who has previously been diagnosed having returned from Iran. He is not an additional case today and did not attend the campus after his return from overseas.
                      NSW Health is continuing to find and respond to cases as they are diagnosed to slow any spread of COVID-19 in the community.
                      NSW Health Pandemic Plans are available​ on the NSW Health website.​





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                      • #56
                        Despite reports to the contrary yesterday, staff are choosing to force self quarantine rather than being directed to self quarantine. This is a disaster of management for this outbreak.
                        After workers failed to show up at an aged care facility where a 95-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus died, NSW Health was forced to send nurses there — now it wants the Morrison Government to cover the costs.

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                        • #57
                          Source: https://www.health.gov.au/news/healt...v-health-alert
                          In Australia

                          As at 09:00 hrs on 5 March 2020, we have 52 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 2 deaths in Australia.
                          • 22 in New South Wales
                          • 1 in Northern Territory
                          • 8 in Queensland
                          • 4 in South Australia
                          • 1 in Tasmania
                          • 6 in Victoria
                          • 10 associated with Diamond Princess

                          Further details:
                          • 15 of the initially reported cases in Australia all had a direct or indirect travel history to Wuhan, China
                          • 10 cases are associated with the Diamond Princess cruise ship repatriation flight from Japan
                            • 1 of the Diamond Princess repatriated cases sadly died
                          • 12 cases are reported to have had a direct or indirect travel history to Iran
                          • 6 cases are reported to have had a travel history to countries including Singapore, Europe, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and South Korea
                          • 6 cases did not have a reported history of overseas travel, with 4 of these cases associated with an aged care facility in NSW and the remaining 2 cases reported as health care workers at other health care facilities in NSW
                            • 1 aged care facility resident in NSW has sadly died
                          • the source of infection for the remaining 3 cases is currently under investigation

                          Of the total cases reported, 22 of these cases are reported to have recovered. Sadly 2 people have died.

                          For questions about testing or the welfare of people with the virus, contact your state or territory health authority.

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                          • #58
                            Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/co...e-b850494ee9e2

                            Third coronavirus victim confirmed in Perth after overseas travel
                            By 9News Staff
                            9:45pm Mar 5, 2020

                            A Perth woman has become Western Australia's third coronavirus victim after testing positive to the potentially deadly disease.
                            The woman in her 30s, believed to be a Health Department employee, flew from the UK to a stopover in Dubai after a holiday in Iceland, before returning home to Perth on Monday on an Emirates Airbus 380 at 5.08pm local time.
                            The woman self-isolated in Perth as soon as she felt unwell, and authorities are confident any possible spread of the virus is contained...

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                            • #59
                              Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/co...6-9464453fb717

                              NSW high school closed after student tests positive for coronavirus
                              By Imogen Dewey
                              11:16pm Mar 5, 2020

                              A NSW high school will close for a day after a Year 11 student tested positive for COVID-19, in what is the state's 25th confirmed case of the coronavirus strain.
                              NSW Health and Education confirmed the one-day closure on Friday at Epping Boys High School in a statement on Thursday night...

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                              • #60
                                Source: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...8c5029cc9d2b87

                                Sixth case diagnosed at Sydney nursing home
                                The Daily Telegraph
                                March 5, 2020 9:55pm

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                                A sixth person has contracted COVID-19 at the Sydney nursing home that has been in lockdown since Wednesday, as health chiefs predicted the number could rise.

                                Relatives of residents at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge aged care centre in Macquarie Park received a text to inform them that a 94-year-old female resident had contracted coronavirus...

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