Australia's Delta Variant Outbreak Worsens Despite Sydney Lockdown

Australia's Delta Variant Outbreak Worsens Despite Sydney Lockdown

Newsdesk |
July 12, 2021

Australia on Monday reported its biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases this year, fuelled by a fast-growing outbreak of the Delta variant in Sydney despite the country's biggest city entering its third week of lockdown.

New Delhi, 12  July 2021

As per news report of NDTV, New South Wales state reported 112 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, almost all of them in Sydney, marking the fifth consecutive day of record case numbers. There was, however, a glimmer of light as the number of newly-infected people who were out in the community while infectious dropped to 34, down from 45 on Sunday. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the progress of that figure in coming days would determine whether Sydney's lockdown, due to end on Friday, would be extended. "That's the number we need to get as close to zero as possible," Berejiklian said during her daily televised briefing.

Source -NDTV


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