‘Zero’: Australia’s huge virus milestone

 

Not a single locally-acquired coronavirus case has been recorded around Australia, but south west Sydney's cluster continues to worsen.

"Advice just in from the National Incident Centre - Zero community transmission cases today Australia wide - the 1st national zero community transmission day since June 9," Health Minister Greg Hunt tweeted on Sunday.

"Thankyou to all of our amazing health & public health workers & above all else the Australian people."

It was the fourth time in the past week Victoria recorded no new cases at all.

NSW Health confirmed four overseas travellers in hotel quarantine tested positive, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 4236.

It also reported an additional case of COVID-19 linked to the Hoxton Park cluster in south west Sydney, the second child likely to have contracted the disease at Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park in Prestons.

NSW Health said the case was reported after 8pm on Saturday and would be reflected in Monday's numbers.

It is the sixth case linked to the Hoxton Park cluster.

The child was at the trampoline park at the same time as a previously reported positive case, also a child, on Sunday last week.

A second child who attended Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park has
 tested positive to COVID-19. Picture: flipout.net.au
A second child who attended Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park has tested positive to COVID-19. Picture: flipout.net.au

"So anyone who attended the trampoline park from 11am to 2pm is considered a close contact and must get tested immediately, and isolate for a full 14 days from when they were there, regardless of the test result," NSW Health spokeswoman Dr Christine Selvey said.

"Additionally, anyone who attended after 2pm on the 25th of October is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms do develop.

"After testing, they must remain in isolation until they receive a negative test result."

Meanwhile, NSW Health is again calling for anyone who was at Jasmins1 Lebanese Restaurant in Liverpool, also in south west Sydney, from 2pm to 3.30pm on Sunday last week to immediately come forward for testing.

A case, first reported on October 28, attended the restaurant while infectious and although contact tracing is underway, details of some people who also attended on the afternoon of October 25 is not available, NSW Health says.

NSW Health is treating 73 positive cases, with one patient in intensive care who is being ventilated.

Dr Selvey urged anyone with even the mildest symptoms to get tested immediately, with more than 300 testing facilities across the state.

Due to flooding caused by heavy rain, Prestons drive-through COVID-19 clinic at Ash Road Sporting Complex is closed.

Queensland and WA each recorded one new case on Sunday but both people acquired the disease overseas and are in hotel quarantine.

The ACT, South Australia and the Northern Territory reported no new cases.

Tasmania is expected to report the state's daily update at 7pm AEDT.

Originally published as 'Zero': Australia's huge virus milestone


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