Australia ‘concerned’ about rise in local infections in Sydney
Sydney, Australia, Jul 1 (EFE).- Australian authorities said they were concerned Thursday about the daily increase in local infections in Sydney, with more than 5.3 million inhabitants, the most populous city in the country and under quarantine until Jul. 9.
Twenty four new local infections were reported Thursday in Sydney, a minimal increase compared to previous days, which has recorded 195 cases since mid-month, most linked to an outbreak with the delta variant of the virus.
Gladys Berejiklian, head of the New South Wales government, said at a press conference that they were concerned about those infected having interacted with the community having already been carriers of the virus.
In the rest of Australia, where half of the 25 million people have undergone brief and localized confinements since the weekend, the state of Queensland reported two new local cases and the Northern Territory saw one.
The low cases outside Sydney means isolation measures could be lifted Friday in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital, and Perth, Western Australia’s capital, and that together add more than 5.5 million inhabitants, among other cities.
Since the start of the pandemic, Australia has accumulated more than 30,600 Covid-19 infections, including 910 deaths, and has vaccinated more than 7.8 million inhabitants with at least one dose. EFE