- COVID-19 cases were up 107 on Tuesday, or 1.9 per cent, to 5798. There have been 41 deaths.
- Globally, 1.33 million people have tested positive for the virus, and almost 74,000 have died.
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Alleged drunk driver and passengers fined $1652 each
A 37-year old man who blew more than six times the blood alcohol limit while driving and his two passengers have each been fined $1652 for breaching social distancing laws.
Police also allege the man, a 37-year old from South Australia, was disqualified from driving at the time he was charged.
He will face court on summons at a later date.
British PM in intensive care
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition has worsened since being hospitalised with persistent COVID-19 symptoms and he has been moved into intensive care, his Downing Street office said in a statement on Monday (Tuesday AEST).
“Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.
“The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.”
The news came just hours after Johnson, in a tweet, said he was “in good spirits”.
Johnson’s office says Johnson is conscious and does not require ventilation at the moment. He was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital late Sunday, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Welcome to The Australian Financial Review’s live coronavirus blog, where we’ll be bringing you breaking news all day.
Here’s what you need to know this morning:
In Australia, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose 107 on Tuesday, or 1.9 per cent, to 5798. There have been 41 deaths.
Globally, 1.33 million people have tested positive for the virus, and close to 74,000 people have died, according to research by Johns Hopkins University.
The United States has the most confirmed cases, at almost 357,000 cases, while Italy has recorded the most deaths, at 16,500.
Today the Morrison government is expected to release its virus modelling, which it has used as the basis for social distancing policy decisions and $214 billion stimulus.
To catch up on what happened overseas while you were sleeping, head over to our overnight blog here.
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