Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

A health bureaucrat was forced to announce that NSW had registered 623 new Covid cases and six deaths alone with the state government in chaos.

Dr. Jeremy McAnulty delivered the numbers just hours after John Barilaro announced the shock announcement that he would step down as vice president on Monday.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced three days earlier that she would resign due to an ICAC corruption investigation.

Ms. Berejiklian regularly chaired the daily Covid-19 press conferences to provide the latest updates. Barilaro had also performed, mainly to address outbreaks in regional NSW.

Dr. McAnulty took only six minutes to break down the numbers, including regional and suburban infection rates and vaccine doses administered, and took no questions.

NSW has registered 623 new Covid-19 cases and six deaths overnight with the state deputy health chief (pictured, Dr. Jeremy McAnulty) forced to release the new figures alone after NSW premieres and deputy awards resigned from their roles

The state has begun its final planned week in lockdown before homes and hospitality businesses can once again welcome visitors as NSW approaches its 70 per cent double-dose vaccination target

The state has begun its final planned week in lockdown before homes and hospitality businesses can once again welcome visitors as NSW approaches its 70 per cent double-dose vaccination target

The state has begun its final week of lockdown before homes and hospitality businesses can once again welcome visitors as NSW approaches 70 percent vaccination.

Across the state, 88.4 percent of people aged 16 and over had received a first vaccine, and 67.1 percent were fully vaccinated by midnight Saturday.

76,892 Covid-19 tests were performed and 13,045 vaccines administered during the last 24 hours.

Among the new deaths are one in the 40s, three in the 60s, one in the 70s and one in the 90s.

Four were unvaccinated, one received only their first dose and the other was fully vaccinated.

Of the new cases, 144 were from South Western Sydney Local Health District, 103 from Western Sydney LHD and 51 from Sydney LHD.

NSW registered 623 new Covid -19 cases on Monday - down from 667 registered on Sunday

NSW registered 623 new Covid-19 cases Monday-down from 667 registered Sunday

The NSW government on Sunday outlined new public health councils to take effect on October 11 to deal with the spread of Covid-19 as restrictions ease.

According to the advice, which may change as case numbers, vaccinated and unvaccinated people will have different isolation times if they are in close contact with a Covid-19 case.

Vaccinated close contacts of a positive case must be tested and isolated for seven days.

On the sixth day, they need to be tested again, and if the result is negative, they can finish isolation after day seven.

They should work from home for an extra week where possible, and not participate in hospitality or high-risk settings, even if it is their place of work.

Everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated, with COVID-19 symptoms has been encouraged to be tested and isolated, and anyone who tests positive must still be isolated for 14 days

Everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated, with COVID-19 symptoms has been encouraged to be tested and isolated, and anyone who tests positive must still be isolated for 14 days

NSW reported 667 new locally acquired cases and 10 deaths on Sunday, the first time daily case numbers have been below 700 since 19 August

NSW reported 667 new locally acquired cases and 10 deaths on Sunday, the first time daily case numbers have been below 700 since 19 August

Unvaccinated tight contacts should be tested and isolated for 14 days, tested again after 12 days, and if a negative result is received, the isolation may end after fourteen weeks.

Everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated, with covid-19 symptoms has been encouraged to be tested and isolate themselves, and anyone who tests positive must still be isolated for 14 days.

Companies will be responsible for taking ‘reasonable measures to stop unvaccinated people from entering premises’ such as having prominent signs, QR code requirements and only accepting valid proof of vaccination.

Hospitality, retail, gyms, hairdressers, and beauty salons will be supervised by authorized officers, and $ 1,000 on-site fines will apply to individuals who do not comply with or use fraudulent vaccination records.

Businesses can be fined $ 5,000 for violating the rules.

Lismore has begun the first day of a week-long lockdown. Residence orders have been extended to any resident who has visited the city or anywhere in its local council since September 28th.

NSW reported 667 new locally acquired cases and 10 deaths on Sunday, the first time daily case numbers have been below 700 since 19 August.

Across the state, 88.4 percent of people aged 16 and over had received a first vaccine, and 67.1 percent were fully vaccinated by midnight Saturday

Across the state, 88.4 percent of people aged 16 and over had received a first vaccine, and 67.1 percent were fully vaccinated by midnight Saturday

The NSW government on Sunday outlined new public health councils that will take effect on October 11 to address the spread of COVID-19 as restrictions ease

The NSW government on Sunday outlined new public health councils that will take effect on October 11 to address the spread of COVID-19 as restrictions ease

Of the 10 deaths during the 24 hours to 20.00 on Saturday, four people were not vaccinated, four had received a dose and two were fully vaccinated.

The deaths take the toll for the current outbreak to 372.

There are 981 Covid-19 patients in the hospital in NSW, with 195 in intensive care units and 93 in ventilators.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said a child aged between zero and nine was at the ICU, as were three people aged between 10 and 19 years.

Sir. Hazzard said Mrs Berejiklian’s resignation did not change the timetable out of the lockdown for NSW.

‘She has been absolutely critical of the team,’ he said.

‘But that does not mean that the health team and the rest of the government will not continue to do what we have to do.’

NSW Health has detected viral fragments in wastewater at Kingscliff and Banora Point in northern NSW.

The casino is locked, with orders to stay home-valid for anyone who has visited the northern NSW city since September 24th.

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