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Latest news: Outbreak

North Korea reports 21 deaths amid first Covid outbreak

North Korea has reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.

COVID-19 outbreak on cruise ship in WA

A dozen people have contracted COVID-19 on one of the first cruise ships allowed back into Western Australia since the pandemic began.

Hundreds isolate as Omicron arrives at Perth schools

Hundreds of students across three Perth schools are being forced into 14 days of isolation as West Australian Premier Mark McGowan doubles down on his hardline COVID-19 rules.

Second baby linked to Canberra hospital cluster

The ACT has recorded 41 new cases of COVID-19, with a second baby infected with the virus at Canberra Centenary Hospital.

ACT lockdown end depends on health advice as outbreak continues

Chief Minister Andrew Barr says plans to end the ACT's lockdown as scheduled in a fortnight's time will depend primarily on the Chief Health Officer's advice as the Territory reported a record-equalling 52 COVID-19 cases today for the second consecutive day.

Queensland on the brink of virus outbreak

Queenslanders have turned out in swathes for COVID-19 tests as the state government resists a lockdown with cases spreading from the southeast to the far north.

No new infections at Canberra Hospital

The ACT appears to have prevented a COVID-19 outbreak at the territory's major hospital after extensive staff and patient testing proved negative.

Second major outbreak at Sydney’s Liverpool hospital

Two dozen people at a southwest Sydney hospital have contracted COVID-19 in a week, in the second major outbreak at the facility outbreak in recent months.

Melbourne school probed over COVID-19 outbreak

A Melbourne school at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak will be questioned amid claims it was operating at full capacity despite tough lockdown restrictions. 

Another hospital impacted by Victorian outbreak

Dozens of staff from another major Melbourne hospital are isolating after being exposed to COVID-19, as Victoria's coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate.

Victoria records 21 new cases, opens drive-in jab sites

Victoria will launch a series of new drive-in vaccination centres across Melbourne after recording 21 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, almost half of them in the community while infectious.

NSW records 262 new local COVID-19 cases

NSW has reported 262 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and at least 72 of those people were circulating in the community for all or part of their infectious period.