Australia COVID

Australia's COVID-19 cases, death numbers continue to rise

According to Department of Health data published on the night of February 1, there were 4,954 cases being treated in hospitals nationwide, including 375 in intensive care units.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Australia reports record high in COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress

Victoria declared an emergency for hospitals in its state capital, Melbourne, and several regional hospitals from midday Wednesday because of staff shortages and a surge in patient admissions.

published on : 18th January 2022

Australia's New South Wales sets new high for COVID deaths

Deputy Premier James Merlino said the state’s healthcare system is strained, with around 6,600 workers off duty after testing positive or coming into close contact with a positive case.

published on : 12th January 2022

Former PM Malcolm Turnbull tests positive as omicron cases rise in Australia

New South Wales saw a record 45,098 new cases on Saturday — up from 38,625 a day earlier — as the spread of the omicron variant forced the reintroduction of some restrictions in the state.

published on : 8th January 2022

Travis Head to miss Sydney Test after testing positive for COVID-19

Head is asymptomatic and will remain in Melbourne with his partner for seven days as per the Victorian government's health requirements.

published on : 31st December 2021

Australian state sees major spike in cases, hospitalisation

The most populous state, New South Wales, recorded 5,715 new cases, up from 3,763 and almost as many as were recorded across all of Australia on Wednesday.

published on : 23rd December 2021

Australia reports first locally transmitted Omicron case

The case, detected in the country's largest city Sydney, comes despite a ban on non-citizens entering the country and restrictions on flights from southern Africa, where the variant was first detected

published on : 3rd December 2021

Australia reports 3rd case of omicron COVID-19 variant

A South African man in his 30s who flew from Johannesburg to the northern Australian city of Darwin on Nov 25 tested positive for the new variant at a quarantine facility.

published on : 29th November 2021

Netherlands, Australia find omicron variant as curbs spread

Confirmed or suspected cases of the new variant have already emerged in several European countries, in Israel and in Hong Kong, just days after it was identified by researchers in South Africa.

published on : 28th November 2021

Australia announces border security measures to combat new Covid-19 variant

Under the measures effective immediately, anyone who is not a citizen or resident of Australia, or their dependents, and who have been there in the past two weeks can not enter Australia.

published on : 27th November 2021

Prospect of no jab, no visa for Australian Open tennis stars

Australia is preparing to re-open its international borders for the first time in more than 18 months but it'll be a gradual, state-by-state process starting next month and based on vaccination rates.

published on : 19th October 2021

Australian state's 50 per cent jump in COVID-19 blamed on sport fans

Contact tracers found a third of Victoria’s 1,438 new infections reported on Thursday had broken pandemic rules by attending social gatherings on the Friday public holiday and on game day.

published on : 30th September 2021

UK to send 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Australia as cases soar in country

The Australian leader said the planes delivering Pfizer vaccines were "on the tarmac" in the UK and would deliver "four million doses of hope" within weeks.

published on : 3rd September 2021

COVID-19 lockdown extended in Australian capital amid battle against third wave

Seven of the ACT new cases have been linked to previous cases or exposure sites and four were in quarantine for their entire infectious period.

published on : 31st August 2021

Australian state New South Wales sets another high for Covid cases

The COVID-19 death toll has reached 76 in New South Wales since the outbreak of the delta variant was first detected in Sydney on June 16.

published on : 25th August 2021
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