Australia reported its first Covid-19 death in 2021 on July 11. In addition, the country also recorded 77 new infections in the state of New South Wales. This is the highest number of infections per day this year.
The state is currently battling an outbreak of the super-contagious Delta variant. City. Sydney’s 5 million inhabitants are currently in lockdown.
The number of new infections on November 7 in Australia is the highest this year.
State Premier Gladys Berejiklian predicts the number of infections will increase in the future.
“We would like to once again emphasize the importance of following Covid-19 regulations,” she said.
“If you don’t worry about yourself, that’s your decision. But think about your family members and close people in your life. They’re the ones most affected.”
Among the cases recorded on July 11, there were 33 cases of community transmission. That means the blockade period in Sydney and surrounding areas could be extended instead of just 3 weeks as previously prescribed.
“Closing time depends on us all,” added Ms Berejiklian.
Only 8.6% of the population in Australia has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
However, progress has been slow in implementing vaccinations here due to supply constraints and inconsistent medical recommendations regarding vaccines. According to Johns Hopkins, so far, only about 2.1 million people (or 8.6%) have been fully immunized against Covid-19.