New South Wales confirms first Covid-related death in 10 months


In Australia, New South Wales reported the first Covid-related death of the current outbreak.

Officials said a woman in her 90s had died in Sydney. She was infected with the virus in her family.

The state reported 77 new cases on Sunday. Currently, 52 people are hospitalized and 15 are in the intensive care unit.

Sydney is currently blocked as Australia’s largest city fights to contain the highly contagious Delta strain of the virus.

The reported death is the 57th in the state and the first in 10 months.

New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejikrian warned on Monday that new daily infections would increase further.

“If it’s less than 100, you’ll be shocked,” she said in a Sunday briefing.

She said she was afraid that “tomorrow and the next few days will be much worse than we saw today.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Australia has recorded 911 deaths and more than 31,000 cases.

Three girls wearing face masks sit on the Bloodfield Highway in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia.Photo: July 7, 2021

Less than 10% of Australians are fully vaccinated

The stay-at-home order for more than 5 million residents in the Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Central Coast areas was scheduled to be lifted on Friday. It is currently extended until July 16th. ..

The Government of New South Wales said it was aware of the “pain and stress” that the blockade was causing families and businesses.

Less than 10% of Australians are fully vaccinated. In particular, the lack of supply of Pfizer vaccine means that many Australians will not be able to get jabs until the last few months of the year.

Australia used blockades and rapid contact tracing to combat the outbreak of the virus in the event of a breach of the country’s strict border defenses.

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