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    Push for telehealth extension amid virus -sharenews

    Australia's peak medical group has urged the federal government to extend Medicare-subsidised telehealth services until March as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The service is due to end September 30, but the government has said it will consider an…
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    NSW worried about unknown virus sources -sharenews

    The NSW premier and health authorities are increasingly concerned about a rise in COVID-19 cases with no known source across the state. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned NSW might need tougher measures to halt the spread of the virus and could make…
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    PM warns more elderly will die from virus -sharenews

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Australians to be prepared for more coronavirus deaths, particularly amongst the elderly, after an aged care royal commission heard stories of neglect and apathy. Some 352 people have died during the crisis so far,…
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    Vic flattening curve despite deadliest day -sharenews

    Premier Daniel Andrews is confident Victoria's COVID-19 curve is flattening despite cases returning above 400 on Australia's deadliest day of the pandemic. The virus-hit state is starting to bear the fruits of the week-long stage four restrictions shutting…
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    21 deaths, 410 new Victoria COVID cases -sharenews

    Another 21 people have died and 410 Victorians have contracted coronavirus. The record number of deaths, tweeted by the Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, takes the state toll to 267 and the national toll to 352. The ages and genders of…
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    NSW school COVID clusters causing concern -sharenews

    Another Sydney school, shopping centre, club and a restaurant on the NSW south coast have closed because of coronavirus. The NSW Department of Education said Parramatta Public School would be closed on Wednesday for cleaning after a student tested positive to…
  • In this image from a video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. (TVNZ via AP)

    Ardern pleads for calm after COVID return -sharenews

    In this image from a video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (TVNZ via AP) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appealed for calm from Aucklanders heading back…
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    Sydney aged home 'overwhelmed' by virus -sharenews

    The operator of Sydney's Newmarch House aged care home admitted the facility was "overwhelmed" during the early stages of its deadly coronavirus outbreak. The royal commission into aged care will on Wednesday hold its final day of hearings into the sector's…
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    Alpacas could help fight the coronavirus -sharenews

    Australian medical researchers have found an unlikely hero in a pair of alpacas they hope will help them develop a prevention and treatment for COVID-19. The nameless duo have been immunised with safe, non-infectious virus fragments, to trigger their rare…
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    New coronavirus case in Tas

    A new coronavirus case has been detected in Tasmania. Premier Peter Gutwein announced this afternoon the man in his 60's, who was transferred from Melbourne to the North West Regional Hospital, had tested positive to COVID-19. He had been in Melbourne for…
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    Virus deaths could rise as infections fall -sharenews

    Australia's deputy chief medical officer has warned coronavirus deaths will continue to rise even if Victorian infections continue to stabilise. The nation has recorded its equal deadliest day of the pandemic on Tuesday with 19 deaths in Victoria. The state…
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    Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million -sharenews

    Global coronavirus cases have pushed past 20 million, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The disease has infected at least four times the average number of people struck down with severe influenza…
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    Study to examine long-term virus recovery -sharenews

    New research led by an ICU specialist working at the epicentre of the Victorian outbreak will examine how Australia's most seriously-ill COVID-19 cases recover from the virus long-term. While most patients fully recover, there is concern over the growing…
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    Virus response probed at Sydney aged home -sharenews

    Confusion around care during a deadly coronavirus outbreak at Sydney aged home Newmarch House will be examined during royal commission hearings into the sector's pandemic response. The commission will probe evidence of a "stand-off" between federal and state…
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    Andrews to be grilled at Vic virus inquiry -sharenews

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Monday, May 11, 2020. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett) Premier Daniel Andrews is set to be grilled over his government's handling of Victoria's second coronavirus wave at a…
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    Qld faces anxious wait on teens results -sharenews

    Queensland health authorities are waiting on coronavirus test results from two teens arrested after allegedly lying about being in COVID-19 hotspot Sydney. The girls, aged 15 and 16, arrived on a train from Sydney to Brisbane on Friday before the border…
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    Testing capacity boosted

    New equipment and an expansion at the Royal Hobart Hospital Molecular Laboratory is set to boost Tasmania's COVID-19 testing capacity. The lab will be able to process more than 1000 tests per day, after the Alinity-m and MagNa Pure 96 are installed this week.…
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    Spirit contractor tests positive

    A Spirit of Tasmania contractor based in Melbourne has tested positive for COVID-19. TT-Line says the result was returned on Wednesday but a review has found the person did not come into contact with passengers while infectious during their last 4 hour shift…
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    Vic COVID slow down to hit food supply -sharenews

    Australia could face some food shortages due to Victoria's stage four coronavirus restrictions. Large swathes of manufacturing will have to close under the lockdown measures taking effect from Thursday and other plants will have to scale back production. Food…
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    Infected Qld man was a security contractor -sharenews

    A man claiming diplomatic status who returned to Queensland and was subsequently diagnosed with COVID-19 was a security contractor, reinforcing the state government's call for a review of travel exemptions. The man had permission to fly to the Sunshine Coast…

Vic does more than one million virus tests -sharenews

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VICTORIA'S LATEST CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

AS OF JULY 8:

* 134 new cases

* Total of number of cases now 2942

* 11 new cases are linked to outbreaks

* 123 are under investigation

* 75 infections in total at the nine public housing towers in hard lockdown

* 29,424 tests done on Tuesday

OVERALL NUMBERS:

* 860 active cases in the state

* 41 Victorians are in hospital including seven in intensive care

* 1,000,867 tests done since testing began

LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS SUPPORT AND PENALTIES

* 264 defence personnel providing logistical support to Victoria Police

* Increased police presence across all 32 local government areas entering stage three lockdown at midnight

* 810 spot checks by Victoria Police in the past 24 hours at homes, businesses and non-essential services across the state

* 6314 fines since policing of restrictions under Operation Sentinel began

* Breaches of the public health orders face on-the-spot fines of $1652 for individuals and $9913 for businesses

© AAP 2020

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