NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 8 May NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.Six new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,338.There were 22,153 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 13,339. NSW Health administered 5,234 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 762,458, with 234,725 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 527,733 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 6 May. Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,338Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56Total tests carried out5,740,693Total vaccinations administered in NSW762,458NSW Health thanks the community for their response to calls for testing this week. The totals today reflect a fantastic community response.NSW Health has identified a new venue of concern as part of ongoing investigations into the two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 reported earlier this week.Anyone who attended the following venue at the time listed below is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received. Continue to monitor for symptoms, and if they appear, get tested again.SuburbPlaceAddressDateTimeDouble Bay WoolworthsCorner of Kiaora Lane and Kiaora RoadMonday 3 May10:45am – 11amA full list of venues of concern is available on the NSW Government website. People are urged to check the NSW Health website regularly for updates.Given the two recent cases of community transmission and updated health advice, COVID-19 restrictions have been temporarily tightened across Greater Sydney.The following measures are in effect until 12.01am Monday 10 May for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains):Visitors to households are limited to 20 guests, including children;Masks are compulsory on public transport and in all public indoor venues, such as retail, theatres, hospitals, aged care facilities and for front-of-house hospitality staff (except in a hospitality venue when eating or drinking);Masks are not required in gyms or other similar facilities like indoor pools or dance studios;Drinking while standing up at indoor venues is not allowed; Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship is not allowed;Dancing is not allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however, dancing is allowed at weddings with a strong recommendation that no more than 20 people should be on the dancefloor at any one time; andVisitors to aged care facilities are limited to two people per day. In relation to hospitality venues, the Public Health Order requires masks to be worn by customer- facing staff. Patrons do not have to wear a mask unless they are in a gaming area.It is also strongly recommended the community avoids mingling in large groups over the coming days, and is careful not to put our most vulnerable at risk.NSW Health urges everyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms – such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose – to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until you receive a negative result. There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic, visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.NSW Health is treating 113 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care and being ventilated. Most cases (97 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSSLikely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All casesOverseas6433,152Interstate0090Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,645Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00451Locally acquired – investigation ongoing022Under initial investigation000Total6435,338Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review. * notified from 8pm 6 May 2021 to 8pm 7 May 2021 ** from 8pm 1 May 2021 to 8pm 7 May 2021Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to dateSince 29 March 2020CountSymptomatic travellers tested 12,726Found positive 258Since 30 June 2020:CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 101,885Found positive672From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021:CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623Found positive182Since 13 January 2021:CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*33,660Found positive34 * Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12. COVID-19 vaccination updateCOVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses NSW Health – first doses3,513157,817NSW Health – second doses 1,72176,908Total5,234234,725*notified from 8pm 6 May 2021 to 8pm 7 May 2021Note: NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.Video update /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). 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UK: A ‘major construction milestone’ in the £294m Borders Railway project to reinstate the Edinburgh – Tweedbank route was announced on August 13, after the first section of track was laid in Bowshank Tunnel near Galashiels. Slab track is being installed through the 200 m long 19th century tunnel because of the restricted clearances. A team of 25 people worked for two weeks to lay the concrete for the northbound track, and has now moved to the southbound line. Once this is completed, ballasted track will be laid on the rest of the 48 route-km line.‘Laying the slab track is an essential part of the preparation works ahead of the tracklaying taking place in the autumn’, said Hugh Wark, Project Director at infrastructure manager Network Rail. ‘With just over a year to go until the first trains start running, we are looking forward to marking many more exciting milestones over the coming weeks and months as we move closer towards completion of the new line.’
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