‘Major weakness’: Thousands of COVID-19 close contacts not yet tested

‘Major weakness’: Thousands of COVID-19 close contacts not yet tested
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Health Minister Martin Foley said the percentage of Victorians who had been in isolation for their entire infectious period had jumped from 6 per cent to 92 per cent in three days, reducing the risk of ongoing community transmission.

Also yesterday the Therapeutic Goods Administration announced that two more people had died after being diagnosed with the rare blood clotting disorder associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, bringing to five the number of deaths so far.

A 48-year-old woman from Victoria and a 44-year-old man from Tasmania died in the last week after receiving the first dose of the vaccine. Both had confirmed cases of the rare condition thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS).

NSW on Thursday recorded its highest daily numbers in the current outbreak, with 124 new…



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