Australia Covid live news update: NSW confirms 11 deaths, 1,043 cases; Victoria records one death, 733 cases; police await fifth day of Melbourne protests

Posted by on September 23, 2021 9:39 pm
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International students could return to NSW by 2022; police standing by for more protests in Melbourne; more than half of over-16s now vaccinated; Victoria records 733 new local cases and one death; zero cases in Qld; nine in New Zealand. Follow all the day’s news

2.39am BST

The Victorian health minister Martin Foley is speaking now, confirming 733 new locally acquired cases today and, sadly, one further death, a woman in her 80s from Moreland.

It is not known how many cases are linked or have been in isolation throughout their infectious period.

This continues to be overwhelmingly an outbreak amongst both the unvaccinated and disproportionately younger Victorians. 297 people are currently in hospital with Covid-19. 66 of those people are in intensive care and 46 of those people are on ventilators. In regards to the cases that were hospitalised yesterday, 77% were not vaccinated, 19 were partially vaccinated and 4% were fully vaccinated.

There was a bit of a normal anomaly in that last number. You recall there has been an outbreak at the Meadow Heights aged-care centre as a number of people, with large number of vaccinated residents…have been moved into a low acuity hospital setting.

2.33am BST

Berejiklian has been asked how exposure sites will be treated once the state reaches 80% vaccination.

There are three planks that really determine how you live with Covid.

One is the vaccine rate of the second is the type of public health measures you have in place like QR codes and that that is what we call TTIQ – truck, trace, isolate and quarantine.

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