The number of active COVID-19 cases across Australia has fallen to less than 800, as South Australia recorded its 14th consecutive virus-free day.

It was a completely different story in South Australia, as Chief Public Health Officer Dr Nicola Spurrier described the state as being in a good position with out-of-state visitors now the biggest risk.
In NSW, the number of active cases fell by 60, to 580, while Queensland had 52 active cases, Western Australia had 14 and the ACT just one.
The death of another resident of the Anglicare Newmarch House aged care facility in Sydney’s west brought the national death toll to 97. There have been 16 fatalities at the aged care home since the pandemic began.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission threatened to revoke the operating license for the facility near Penrith, telling Anglicare it must demonstrate that serious risks had been addressed.
Aged Care and Senior Australians Minister Richard Colbeck said the regulator would provide additional capacity to help deal with the outbreak.
“The action by the Commissioner today will require high level co-ordinating support to Anglicare and Newmarch to ensure all elements of the operations on site are clearly co-ordinated and managed,” Senator Colbeck said.
“All actions we have taken have been in the interests of residents and their families at Newmarch.”
The global death toll is now more than 250,000, including almost 69,000 deaths in the US and more than 29,400 in the UK, according to Our World in Data. New Zealand has recorded 20 deaths, Singapore 18, Taiwan 6 and Hong Kong 4.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said people should not keep going to work if they’re sick, as he pointed to what had occurred during the two latest outbreaks.
“There are a number of workplaces around Australia where there are disincentives for people to stay at home when they are sick and so that can be financial, it can be a workplace culture,” he said.
“I just want to make this very clear, and this is the case with both of those two outbreaks at the moment, is that people coming to work when they are sick put others at risk.”
Professor Kelly said there needs to be a shift in the way we think about going to work when we’re unwell.
“We really all of us need to take that new way of thinking about going to work, not soldiering on when you have symptoms that might be COVID-19,” he said.
“It is absolutely crucial in terms of protecting your work colleagues and the wider community as we go forward in this COVID-safe way.”