Health & Science

  • NSW posts national record of 92,264 new COVID cases as RATs recorded for first time

    The number of new COVID-19 infections has skyrocketed in New South Wales as the state starts publishing data from rapid antigen tests. Members of the public queue for a COVID-19 PCR test at a clinic in Sydney. Source: AAP Members of the public queue for a COVID-19 PCR test at a clinic in Sydney. Source: AAP New South Wales…

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  • Greece Coronavirus: 32,694 new cases, 80 deaths, 640 intubations

    Greek health authorities announced 32,694 new coronavirus cases and 80 deaths on Tuesday. The daily briefing by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also stated that 640 patients are currently being treated in ICUs. The new cases were identified from a total of 583,206 tests, a positivity rate of 5.6%. Among intubated patients, 537…

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  • Another 42 COVID-19 deaths recorded in NSW and Victoria as hospitalisations rise

    Australia has recorded another 42 deaths from COVID-19 as the number of people hospitalised with the virus continues to climb in the nation’s most populous states. Signage notifying customers that Rapid Antigen Test kits are sold out is seen on the entrance to a chemist in Sydney, Tuesday, 11 January, 2022. Source: AAP NSW has set a…

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  • NSW: Changes to definition of COVID-19 contacts

    Information on changes in the definition of Covid-19 contacts was provided by the New South Wales Department of Health. People at the highest risk of catching COVID-19 include someone who:–> Is a household contact of someone who has COVID-19–> Has spent a lot of time with someone who has COVID-19 (e.g. stayed at their house…

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  • NSW reports another 18 COVID-19 deaths on deadliest day of pandemic so far

    New South Wales has reported a record 18 new COVID-19 deaths, as the number of people hospitalised with the virus continues to climb. The state announced it had found 20,293 cases via PCR tests on Monday. NSW is yet to start publishing data from rapid antigen tests. There are 2,030 people in hospital with the virus,…

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  • Victoria sets national COVID-19 daily case record with 51,356 new infections, NSW has 45,098

    NSW has consistently recorded the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases of any jurisdiction nationally since the Omicron variant hit Australian shores, but this how now been surpassed by Victoria. COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Australia. Source: AAP Victoria has set a new national record for daily COVID-19 cases, with the state posting 51,356 new infections…

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  • NSW records 38,625 new COVID cases and 11 deaths

    NSW has recorded 38,625 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths in the latest reporting period as the state government prepares to announce new restrictions in response to surging Omicron infections. There are 1738 people in hospital with the virus, an increase from the 1609 reported on Thursday. Of those, 134 are in intensive care units.…

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  • The Archbishop of Australia, who tested positive for the coronavirus, is in self-isolation

    It is announced that on Tuesday, January 4, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, who underwent a diagnostic test for coronavirus, was diagnosed positive. His Eminence, who is fully vaccinated, showed mild symptoms of Covid-19 and was immediately placed in self-isolation to prevent the spread of the virus. On this occasion, the Archbishop reiterates his…

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  • Greece sets new daily Covid-19 case record

    Greece set a new daily record for Covid-19 infections, registering 50,126 cases, health agency data showed on Tuesday as a fourth wave of the virus, driven by the highly-transmissible Omicron variant, mounted across the country. The previous record of 40,560 cases was set on December 31. Data showed 61 deaths had been reported on Tuesday.…

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  • Australia surges past COVID-19 milestone of more than 500,000 cases since pandemic began

    With NSW and Victoria again recording a one-day high for daily COVID-19 infections, Australia has passed the grim pandemic milestone of 500,000 cases. Australia has passed the grim milestone of more than 500,000 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The mark was passed on Tuesday after both NSW and Victoria registered record daily case numbers.…

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