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NSW coronavirus clusters grow as COVID-19 death toll hits 52 – 7NEWS.com.au

NSW’s coronavirus death toll has reached 52 as health authorities warn that seven confirmed cases in the past week alone have no known source.

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NSW has confirmed its first coronavirus-related death in more than a month as authorities seek to suppress a number of growing clusters.
An 83-year-old man connected to the Crossroads Hotel cluster in southwest Sydney died on Saturday morning, taking the NSW death toll to 52 and the nationwide tally to 201.
It was the first coronavirus-related death confirmed by NSW Health since late June – an 85-year-old man who died at the Opal Bankstown aged care home in April but was reclassified as a coro…

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COVID-19 diagnosis shuts Sydney school – Australian Associated Press

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Another independent Catholic school in Sydney has been closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19.

St Vincent’s College in Potts Point will be closed on Friday for cleaning and to allow health authorities to contact trace after a student on Thursday tested positive to coronavirus.

It’s the third independent Catholic school to shut after being exposed to the virus with Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta closed until August 24 after three cases…



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UK to quarantine arrivals from France – Australian Associated Press

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Britain will impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France, the Netherlands, Malta and three other countries, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says, citing rising COVID-19 infection rates.

The British government, wary of a second wave of coronavirus, has been removing countries from its safe travel list during the past few weeks based on infection data.

“Data shows we need to remove France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos & Aruba from…



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Vic expands tests, ‘patient zero’ ID’d

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New COVID-19 testing sites will be opened in Victoria’s major regional centres as reports emerge over the identity of “patient zero” for the state’s deadly second wave.

The Age newspaper is reporting leaked emails identify a night duty manager at one of the quarantine hotels in Melbourne’s CBD reported coming down with coronavirus on May 25, presumably contracting it from a returned traveller.

The botched program that used private security guards has long been blamed for sparking the second…



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