Australia sees record daily number of COVID-19 cases

23 Juillet, 2020, 09:23 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau

Australia reported a record 502 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, almost four months after the epidemic initially peaked, with authorities warning the country was entering a critical new phase.

On March 28, Australia reported 480 new cases, the highest daily number in the country, according to ABC.

Victoria recorded 403 new cases overnight, Premier Daniel Andrews told a media briefing in Melbourne, a day after posting its biggest one-day spike of 484 cases.

Australia had since appeared to bring the virus under control and had eased restrictions.

Australia, like neighboring New Zealand, has been lauded for its pandemic response.

Medical personnel administer tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Bondi Beach drive-through testing centre, as the state of New South Wales grapples with an outbreak of new cases, in Sydney, Australia, July 20, 2020. Premier Andrews announced that, as part of today's numbers, a further 2 people have sadly died as a result of the virus, bringing the state's death toll to 44.

But Andrews said "further behavior change" would still be required, after analysis showed nearly nine in 10 people diagnosed with coronavirus over the two weeks to Tuesday did not self-isolate between feeling sick and seeking a COVID-19 test.

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There are growing fears about the virus spreading through vulnerable populations after outbreaks at several nursing homes, while inmates at six prisons have been confined to their cells after a guard tested positive.

An inquiry into how the virus spread in Melbourne heard this week that many cases were likely linked to infection control breaches at hotels used to quarantine residents returning from overseas.

Worryingly, Victorian officials are still investigating the origins of almost 2,000 cases, suggesting efforts to track and trace cases of the virus are quickly becoming overwhelmed.

"We remain on high alert and we have some level of anxiety as to the extent of community transmission".

"A lack of compliance now has made us go down the compulsory path and we don't apologise for that", she said.

No significant outbreaks have been detected in less-populated regions for weeks.


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