NSW reaches fortnight without locally transmitted COVID cases

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NSW has reached two weeks – a full cycle of infection – without a single case of the locally transmitted coronavirus.

Ten cases of the virus were diagnosed in hotel quarantine within 24 hours until 8 p.m. Friday, from more than 16,000 tests.

While Victoria announced on Saturday that there was only one case of the active virus remaining, NSW Health is still treating 70 cases.

“Although there have been no new locally acquired cases in NSW in the past 14 days, we continue to encourage people to get tested, even if they only have the most severe symptoms. milder such as a runny nose, sore throat, cough or fever ”. NSW Health’s Dr Jan Fizzell said on Saturday.

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NSW has reached the milestone as South Australia brings its outbreak under control and the deadline for a decision on Queensland’s border with NSW approaches.

Queensland health officials said Sydney had to go 28 days – two full cycles of infection – without any cases of the locally transmitted virus for the restrictions to be lifted.

-AAP

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