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  • Australia: 'National emergency': COVID-19 cases soar in mostly Indigenous NSW town of Wilcannia

    UPDATED 1 DAY AGO

    Newly released NSW Health data confirms the far western NSW town of Wilcannia has the highest rate of COVID-19 transmission in the state.

    It comes as a local health spokesperson confirms the town has one ventilator.

    One-in-15 people in the remote, predominantly Indigenous town of Wilcannia has COVID-19, a rate five times higher than Sydney's worst hotspot.

    ... "Seventy-five per cent of the over 400 cases out there are Aboriginal people. Forty per cent of those people are children under the age of 15."

    Locals have voiced concerns Wilcannia's food supplies are running low and its local health providers are ill-equipped to deal with the outbreak.

    Meat is sold out and the town's sole supermarket - closed for deep cleaning earlier this week ...






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