Covid Australia – NSW Health Encourages Mask-Wearing to Resume as COVID Cases Sharply Rise

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With COVID-19 cases rising once again New South Wales, the state’s health authority is encouraging residents to return to habits from the height of the pandemic to limit the spread of the virus.

NSW Health announced yesterday that cases have risen in the fortnight to November 4, with just over 11 per cent of PCR tests coming back positive.

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“COVID-19 activity increased across all indicators… emergency department presentations for COVID-19 increased across most age groups, particularly young children and those aged 65 years and older,” it said in its respiratory surveillance report.

As a result of that spike in cases, NSW Health is now urging residents to once again take up “everyday habits” to keep the community safe.

“Consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor areas and be kind to people who choose to wear a mask,” it said on X, formerly Twatter.

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It also encouraged people to meet outdoors, wash hands regularly, and stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, and called on those feeling unwell to stay at home.

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