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NSW’s mutant strain cases double in a week – Brisbane Times

NSW has recorded 13 cases of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant that prompted an urgent review of Brisbane’s hotel quarantine system.

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Before January 5, just two returned travellers in NSW had tested positive to the strain, which has now been detected in more than 45 countries.
Five patients have recovered from the strain in NSW, and nine remain in the Special Health Accommodation facility.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard says he has confidence in NSW’s hotel quarantine system, as more variant cases emerge.Credit:Jessica Hromas
The state’s hotel quarantine system has also seen five patients with the B1351 coronavirus variant, which…

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