We have had a jump of 513 new cases since yesterday (14.1%) to 4148 cases. The number of deaths remains at 16 (still 0.4% of total official cases, rounded up to 1 decimal place), and the number of serious /critical is still 23 (still 0.6% also when rounded up to 1 decimal place).
This from the government health department's website just now ...
Your doctor will tell you if you should be tested. They will arrange for the test.
You will only be tested if your doctor decides you meet the criteria:
You have returned from overseas in the past 14 days and you develop respiratory illness with or without fever.
You have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days and you develop respiratory illness with or without fever.
You have severe community-acquired pneumonia and there is no clear cause.
You are a healthcare worker who works directly with patients and you have a respiratory illness and a fever.
There is a global shortage of the test kits that pathologists use to diagnose COVID-19. This is why we are doing targeted testing instead of widespread testing.
It may take a few days for the test results to come back.
If you have serious symptoms you will be kept in hospital and isolated from other patients to prevent the virus spreading.
If your doctor says you are well enough to go home while you wait for your test results, you should:
self-isolate at home and do not attend work or school.
protect yourself and others.
There is no treatment for COVID-19, but medical care can treat most of the symptoms.
Antibiotics do not work on viruses.
* While we are on the subject, I caught a snippet on an international news service about some lab work in some country or another, and wondered if people notice similar things that I did.??
Ask yourselves these questions next time you see some footage:-
Is there a diversity of people working there? age, nationalities, heights, weights, builds, attractiveness?
Are the people more attractive than average for that profession? is there anyone unattractive there?
Are the people moving with control, purpose, experience and efficiency? (ie. can they put glass vials on a bench without dropping them or knocking them over? can they pour liquids from one container to another proficiently?
Are they wearing the proper protective equipment at the appropriate times? would it work in the situation and tasks they are currently performing?
Do the steps they are taking seem logical? what are they doing?
Do you have any experience yourself with actors, performers, or any form of video production? ...... take careful notice.
! During the blanket coverage of the COVID-19 situation, the NSW government has quietly approved mining under our Sydney water catchment reservoirs, which supply the daily drinking water for ~5 million people .......