NSW Likely to Achieve 80 Per Cent COVID-19 First Dose Coverage Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

NSW Likely to Achieve 80 Per Cent COVID-19 First Dose Coverage Today [Headlines]

Australian Defence Force personnel have joined police in the Illawarra region to help with welfare and compliance checks as COVID infections in the region rise.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 15 Sep 2021News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

New South Wales is likely to achieve 80 per cent first-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage in eligible people today.

Meanwhile, Australian Defence Force personnel have joined police in the Illawarra region to help with welfare and compliance checks as COVID infections in the region rise.

Residents at Newmarch House aged care facility in Sydney’s west are in isolation after a doctor tested positive for COVID-19.

New South Wales Health is assessing the spread of COVID on a ship in waters off Newcastle.

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Eleven of the 21 crew members on the bulk carrier that has come from the Philippines have tested positive.

A man has been seriously assaulted in a fight at a COVID testing clinic in Sydney’s west.

Police say the 55-year-old was pulled out of his vehicle and attacked, after an argument with another driver at the Auburn site.

New South Wales Health experienced its busiest ever quarter across hospital and ambulance services.

The Bureau of Health Information’s report for the June quarter shows a rise in emergency department presentations, elective surgeries, and babies being born.

About a quarter of reported cyber attacks in Australia last financial year targeted critical infrastructure or essential services, including hospitals.

A man who escaped from prison almost 30 years ago has been arrested and charged.

Police will allege the man used a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from Grafton Jail in 1992.

The 64-year-old surrendered to police in Dee Why on Sunday, reportedly after finding himself homeless.