In Australia, cases of infection due to the delta variant of the corona are increasing rapidly. The country has reported its biggest ever increase of COVID-19 infections in a single day. On Friday, for the first time in the Kovid-19 epidemic, daily cases above 1,900 have been registered. Let us tell you that cases of highly contagious have been caused by the outbreak of the delta variant. The cases of Kovid-19 are increasing rapidly due to the outbreak of the delta variant even after the lockdown in Australia’s two largest cities Sydney and Melbourne.
Australia is in the grip of a third wave of infections with the outbreak of the Delta, the outbreak of the Kovid-19 epidemic in the country is not taking its name. Due to which the authorities have to adopt their COVID-zero strategy to reduce the corona virus. Officials aim to begin easing strict restrictions imposed after reaching a higher proportion of the population with double-dose vaccination.
New South Wales (NSW), the epicenter of the country’s worst outbreak, reported 1,542 new localized cases, up a previous high of 1,533 hit last week. Along with this, nine new deaths were also recorded.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told a media briefing in the state capital, Sydney, that cases are rising as predicted, adding that COVID-19 cases are expected to peak next week.
Berejiklian said the daily media briefing of COVID-19 cases will be phased out from Monday and updates will be detailed in an online video.
While the rising number of cases in Sydney has increased the burden for ambulance workers, the number of COVID-19 patients has doubled to nearly 6,000 in the past two weeks, officials said. Around 1,156 people are hospitalized in the state, of which 207 are in intensive care, while 89 patients require ventilation.
Despite a steady rise in cases and near record levels, NSW officials said on Thursday that Sydney businesses could reopen when 70% of the state’s youth population is fully vaccinated. Which is targeted to be completed by mid-October. So far, 76 per cent people above the age of 16 in the state have received at least one dose, while 44 per cent have been fully vaccinated.
At the same time, the state of Victoria has registered 334 new cases. This case is the biggest increase of this year. Along with this, one death has also been registered. Some restrictions will be eased in the capital Melbourne, when 70% of the youth population will receive at least one dose of the vaccine, which is expected around 23 September.
Australia’s total infection number is around 70 thousand, including 1,076 deaths. Data shows that higher vaccination kept the mortality rate in the Delta outbreak at 0.41%, which is down from previous outbreaks.