(NEXSTAR) – Six vaccinated people at a recent party in suburban Sydney. Australia It’s the only one who hasn’t tested positive for COVID-19, according to health officials.
Health officials in New South Wales said. And it proves that the country will not be able to abandon the pandemic. until the single-digit vaccination rate increases.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that everyone who has tested positive after attending a birthday party in West Hoxton has tested positive for Delta coronavirus.
“To underscore the importance of vaccination … not one of 24 people vaccinated,”; NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard told reporters. “I can also recommend that the six health workers attend the party. who have been fully vaccinated No one was infected.”
Hazzard added that one of the care workers was an elderly person and even had a single dose before the party. but not infected with COVID-19
Hazzard said on Monday the situation was still “unfolding” but “the earliest and clear indication from that side is if you have been vaccinated. You are more likely to not be infected with COVID-19.”
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant told 7 News that asymptomatic guests had unknowingly spread the virus throughout the party if the six guests had not been vaccinated. It is possible that the infection rate at the party could be 100%.
Chant said the infected party participants are now isolated and have been tested.
“We got to this group very quickly,” Chant said, adding that they likely had only 24 hours during the coronavirus outbreak in the community.
Australia has been working more efficiently in tracing and controlling COVID-19 cases during the pandemic compared to other countries – fewer than 31,000 cases and 910 deaths, according to the Associated Press.
The country’s low vaccination rate This, combined with Delta Strange case studies such as West Hoxton’s birthday party, is causing panic.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under heavy criticism since he announced in March that Vaccine releases are not a competition. Australia lags behind other countries. dozens of countries with a vaccination rate of about 5%.
In a bid to start vaccinating the numbers The government agreed on Monday to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has been linked to at least two deaths in Australia from at least two rare blood clot complications – more than one death toll from the virus. year.
As part of the launch Government to compensate doctors who astraZeneca vaccine