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112 new cases: Australia isolates entire state to prevent spread of Delta variant

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Australia cuts off one if its major states from the rest of the country as the Delta variant rapidly spreads

The Australian state of New South Wales has recorded 112 new cases of COVID-19.

While the majority of cases are close family contacts, 34 were in the community whilst infectious.

New South Wales is in the grips of its third week under lockdown conditions. However, the state has come under fire for not locking down sooner, and with harsher restrictions.

NSW Health has also advised that an infectious removalist visited the state of Victoria on July 8 and 9. Victoria is the country’s second largest state.

Victoria’s Health Minister, Martin Foley says the state government will list exposure sites soon. He added that people will need to isolate amid the emerging New South Wales’ Covid-19 outbreak.

As the world reopens for business, New South Wales shuts its doors

New South Wales’ lockdown will include major city Sydney, which is home to over 5 million people.

The rest of Australia remains open for business, including the country’s second-biggest state. The state of Victoria hasn’t recorded a new locally-acquired infection in over a week.

This all follows the news that a 90-year-old woman died from Covid yesterday. This is Australia’s first Covid-related death of the year.

New South Wales expected to reach over 100 positive cases

The state’s premier, Gladys Berejiklian says she expects the upward trend of new cases will continue this week. Experts anticipate there will be around 100 new positive results in the state recorded today.

It follows New South Wales recording 77 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases, with 42 active in the community whilst infectious.

The Premier says she’s anticipating the numbers in New South Wales “will be greater than 100 tomorrow”. She also said she’ll be “shocked” if they’re not.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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