Covid Australia: NSW records 235 cases as returnees from southern Africa urged ...

Covid Australia: NSW records 235 cases as returnees from southern Africa urged ...
Covid Australia: NSW records 235 cases as returnees from southern Africa urged ...
New South Wales records 235 new infections as travellers returning from southern Africa are urged to contact NSW health as concern rises over heavily mutated Covid variant Omicron NSW recorded 235 Covid cases, and no further virus-related deaths on Saturday NSW Health says no cases of the Omicron strain have been identified in the state Returnees from southern Africa in the last 14 days are being urged to get tested   Travellers who have been in southern Africa are also asked to notify authorities 

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NSW has added 235 new local infections to its COVID-19 caseload as authorities begin monitoring overseas arrivals for signs of the new and heavily mutated Omicron variant.

The state's hospitals continue to treat 174 coronavirus patients, 26 of them in intensive care units and 10 requiring ventilation.

There were no further virus-related deaths reported on Saturday.

NSW has added 235 new local infections to its COVID-19 caseload, and there were no further virus-related deaths reported on Saturday (Pictured: Pedestrians along George Street in Sydney's CBD)

NSW has added 235 new local infections to its COVID-19 caseload, and there were no further virus-related deaths reported on Saturday (Pictured: Pedestrians along George Street in Sydney's CBD)

Health officials say Covid testers processed more than 62,000 results in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.

NSW is now 94.5 per cent single-dose immunised for everyone aged 16 or over, while 92.3 per cent of the same group are fully vaccinated.

Of the 12-15-year age group, 81.2 per cent have received one jab and 76.2 per cent both.

NSW is now 94.5 per cent single-dose immunised for everyone aged 16 or over, while 92.3 per cent of the same group are fully vaccinated (Pictured: Young woman has a Covid-19 vaccine dose administered)

NSW is now 94.5 per cent single-dose immunised for everyone aged 16 or over, while 92.3 per cent of the same group are fully vaccinated (Pictured: Young woman has a Covid-19 vaccine dose administered)

Authorities are beginning to monitor overseas arrivals for signs of the new and heavily mutated Omicron variant (Pictured: Travellers arrive at Sydney Airport)

Authorities are beginning to monitor overseas arrivals for signs of the new and heavily mutated Omicron variant (Pictured: Travellers arrive

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