Australia: New South Wales confirms first Covid-related death in 10 months

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Australia has reported its first locally contracted coronavirus death this year. The authorities said a woman, in her 90s, died in Sydney. She had contracted the virus in a family setting. New South Wales reported 77 new cases on Sunday. There are now 52 people in hospital, with 15 in intensive care. Sydney is currently in lockdown, as Australia’s largest city fights to contain the highly transmissible Delta strain of the virus. The reported death is the state’s 57th and the first in 10 months. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned that the number of new daily infections would rise further on Monday. … Australia has recorded 911 deaths and more than 31,000 cases since the pandemic began.” [editor’s note: Less than 1000 deaths, out of 31,000 “cases,” in a land where lockdown has become the norm, and they still call it a “pandemic” – SAT] (07/11/21)