The curve is flattening, but we can’t relax and be complacent, as we are heading into the next phase community transmission.

The curve is flattening, but we can’t relax and be complacent, as we are heading into the next phase community transmission. As at 6am on Thursday 3 April 2020, there have been 5,224 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. There have been 248 new cases since 6am yesterday.

In NSW, as of 6am on Thursday, April 2 there have been 2,389 confirmed cases. There have been 91 new cases over the past 24 hours. This is NSW’s lowest daily increase in two weeks.

Of the 5,224 confirmed cases in Australia, 23 have died from COVID-19.

More than 270,000 tests have been conducted across Australia.

Location Confirmed cases*
Australian Capital Territory 88
New South Wales 2,389
Northern Territory 20
Queensland 835
South Australia 385
Tasmania 71
Victoria 1,036
Western Australia 400
Total** 5,224

NSW GOVERNMENT UPDATE

The NSW Premier said current restrictions could remain in-place and enforceable for 6 months.

“I echo the Prime Minister – we’re in it for at least six months. Until there is a cure, a vaccine, this crisis is something we need to deal with.” She is please the number of new infections has steadied but they remain concerned about being unable to trace the source of infection of the 336 locally acquired cases. “If we can’t identify the source, we can’t deal with the spread,” The Premier said. Read more >


DENTISTRY NEWS IN AUSTRALIA

ADA VB CEO Matt Hopcraft has been explaining what current restrictions mean for dentists (copy and paste link into toolbar to view): http://my.tvey.es/Gz9a8

Call to improve supply chain of PPE masks:


INTERNATIONAL DENTISTRY NEWS

The American Dental Association has extended closure recommendation through to April 30

Academy of General Dentistry is urging members to donate extra PPE to other medical professionals:

UK dentists have been collecting unused PPE and then distributing it to other healthcare workers who need it:  


INTERNATIONAL UPDATES

 

There are more than 1,011,000 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide. At 10am, the global death toll is nearly 53,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.


Sydney Doctors COVID-19  Response Plan


To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, and to ensure that Sydney Doctors can continue to provide medical services to the best of our ability, we are offering General Medical Phone Consults and COVID 19 Phone Consults. Call 9233 3399.

All Telehealth Phone Consults are Bulk Billed under Medicare From 30 March with a Medicare card. We can offer non Medicare Telehealth Phone Consults also. 

We are still are seeing patients in our clinic that answer ‘NO’ to the following questions:

  1. Do you have respiratory symptoms? eg. sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever.

 (If you feel short of breath at rest or have difficulty breathing, please call 000)

  1. Have you returned from an overseas trip (ANY country) within the last 14 days?
  2. Are you concerned that you may have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to COVID-19?