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Residents in Western Australia’s north-west are bracing for heavy rain and destructive winds as the state’s first cyclone of the season approaches. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is predicting a tropical low, currently tracking parallel to the Kimberley coast, will intensify into a cyclone late tonight or early Friday before heading for the east Pilbara …

One of Victoria’s three new coronavirus cases in hotel quarantine is linked to the Australian Open, Police Minister Lisa Neville has confirmed. The positive case is not a player. Ms Neville also said she became aware of three more positive cases linked to the tennis tournament this morning. “One of those is a player who …

Welcome to the 9News blog for Tuesday January 19. Cyclone Kimi has made a U-turn and isn’t expected to have a big impact on Far North Queensland except for bringing a deluge of rain. There are now six coronavirus cases linked to the arrival of hundreds of Australian Open players and officials. Dozens of players …

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced 25 of the 35 Greater Sydney local government areas will be downgraded from red zones to orange zones from 6pm tonight. The change means people can enter Victoria upon if they obtain a permit and get tested for COVID-19. “You’ll get an automatic permit and you can travel back and …

CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources officials reported 1,475 new COVID-19 cases in the Mountain State on Saturday. It brings the total count to 108,124. As for the vaccine, 127,931 West Virginians have received the first dose of the vaccine. 22,966 are fully vaccinated. DHHR officials also reported 28 …

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young is providing more details on Queensland’s three new COVID-19 cases detected overnight. One is a man in his 60s in hotel quarantine in Brisbane who returned to Australia from the Philippines, where it’s believed he acquired the infection. The second is a man in his 40s who has returned …

The Yakima Health District reported 165 new COVID cases Wednesday, and provided an update on vaccine distribution in the county. The county has had 23,534 coronavirus cases and 325 deaths since mid-March, according to the health district. Two additional deaths were reported Wednesday. Forty-seven people were hospitalized Wednesday, with five people intubated. The county has …

“Early protection against covid-19 may occur from about 12 days after dose one,” said Naor Bar-Zeev, an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. People “should not really consider themselves protected really until after a week or two following dose two.” Even though the vaccines may protect people from …

By Olivana Lathouris21:50 Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said he is “concerned” debate over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine could undermine public trust in the country’s vaccination plan. Mr Kelly said concerns about the ability of the drug to create herd immunity was not justified at this stage of the process, and Australians …

Chief Medical Officer Professor Nicole Spurrier said the state currently had 588 total infections, 15 of which were active and in medi-hotels, with more than 4500 tests done in the last 24 hours. Professor Spurrier said there were four cases of the highly infectious UK strain of the virus in South Australia. Two people have …