Great news for New South Wales this morning, with just three new cases of coronavirus diagnosed overnight.
It’s the state’s lowest daily infection rate for over a month, in a good sign that they may have stamped out a Victorian-sized second wave.
Two of the new cases have come from known sources, while the other was in hotel quarantine.
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Over 13,000 tests were conducted within the past 24 hours, while 122 people are still being treated in hospital, with seven of those in the ICU.
Health authorities are expected to provide further details later today.
Three new cases of #COVID19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Of the three new cases reported to 8.00pm last night:
•Two from South Western Sydney are locally acquired
•One is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine pic.twitter.com/5AvW8XPvqa
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) August 18, 2020
Meantime, Queensland authorities will also be pleased with the latest figures, with authorities declaring the border will stay shut to NSW until they can get a handle on community transmission.
But there are still fears that might not be until the end of the year.
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