Almost 70 per cent of new Covid cases in Sydney under the age of 40

Original article by Alexandra Smith, Lucy Cormack, Mary Ward
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 6-Aug-21

New South Wales has recorded 262 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours; at least 72 of them were active in the community while they were infectious, while 67 per cent of the new cases are among people under the age of 40. The state’s death toll from COVID-19 has risen by five, and Premier Gladys Berejiklian notes that none of the 21 deaths so far in the current outbreak had been fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, the state government has imposed a seven-day lockdown of eight local government areas across the Hunter region after a number of cases were detected in Newcastle.


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