New South Wales Reports 6,324 New COVID Cases

New South Wales Reports 6,324 New COVID Cases

The state of New South Wales reported more than 6,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and confirmed its first death from the omicron variant.

The deceased was an eighty-something-year-old man who was infected in an elderly care center in western Sydney. He was fully vaccinated but had other health problems.

New South Wales, the country’s most populous state, reported 6,324 new infections on Monday, 70 fewer than the previous day’s record number. A total of 524 people were in hospitals, including 55 in intensive care.

New South Wales imposed new measures starting Monday, including making 22 square feet (two square meters) available to people in bars and restaurants and requiring them to display QR codes when someone checks into hospitality shops.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the state government is considering canceling the requirement that medical workers isolate themselves if exposed to COVID-19 due to understaffing.

The state of Victoria reported 1,999 new infections and three deaths on Monday.

The head of the state’s COVID-19 response, Jeroen Wiemar, said Victoria conducts random genome tests for the omicron variant to get a clearer idea of ​​its spread.

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