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Victoria records 980 new cases of COVID-19, seven new deaths


Victoria has recorded 980 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths as the state’s seven-day average falls below 300.

There are currently 299 Victorians being treated for COVID-19 in hospital, 16 of whom are on ventilators in intensive care.

Yesterday more than 65,000 tests were received in the state, and more than 91 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over are now fully vaccinated.

There is still 15,433 active cases of COVID-19 being managed in Victoria.

NSW records 286 new cases, one additional death

New South Wales has recorded 286 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

There is a total of 15 cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant in the state, with results on further likely cases due later today.

NSW Health said a man in his 60s from south-eastern Sydney died at St George Hospital.

He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

Currently there are 148 cases being treated in state hospitals, 26 of whom are in intensive care units and five who require ventiliation.

In NSW 92.8 per cent of people aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated, while 77.2 per cent of teens and pre-teens aged 12 to 15 are fully vaccinated.

NSW Health said it is continuing to investigate an outbreak of COVID-19 cases with the Omicron variant at Regents Park Christian School, Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood, and St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School in Regents Park.

There have now been five cases confirmed as being the Omicron variant of concern linked to these venues in addition to a confirmed case in the ACT who likely acquired their infection at the Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood.

Genome sequencing is currently underway on a number of other COVID-19 cases linked to these settings.

One of the confirmed Omicron cases is a student at St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School in Regents Park who attended the Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym in Villawood on Saturday, November 27.

All Year 3 and Year 4 students and teachers at St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School have been deemed close contacts and asked to self-isolate.

The indoor climbing gym in Villawood is now a close contact exposure site.
The indoor climbing gym in Villawood is now a close contact exposure site. (Google Maps)

Contact tracing and genome sequencing is underway on several cases of COVID-19 identified in the school community.

Anyone who attended the Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym on Saturday, November 27 between 9am and 4.30pm is a close contact who must immediately get tested and isolate according to NSW Health guidelines.

People should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested.

NSW Health said to date there have been no cases with the Omicron variant admitted to hospital in NSW for treatment of COVID-19.

ACT records six new cases

ACT Health said it can confirm that, based on whole genome sequencing in ACT residents, there are now two cases of the Omicron variant.

The second Omicron case is a close contact of the previously reported individual.

Six people are in hospital and two people are being treated in an intensive care unit however, no patients currently require ventilation.

A total of 11 lives have been lost during the current COVID-19 outbreak from August 12 until today.

There is a total of 110 active COVID-19 cases in the territory.

The total number of cases for the current outbreak is 2032.

Queensland has recorded no new local cases of COVID-19 and six in quarantine.

These results come from 8330 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

There is currently a total of 36 active cases in the state.

Queensland has recorded no new local cases of COVID-19 and six in quarantine. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Yesterday Queensland recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, including two overseas cases.



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