Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday May 22 | ABC News – live news stream

0:02 – There’s been another death from coronavirus in New South Wales. The 80-year-old woman died in a Sydney hospital overnight and is believed to have caught the virus in an out-patient department. The state also recorded three new cases from community transmission.

0:18 – Victoria has added 12 new cases. Five are linked to the Cedar Meats cluster which now stands at 111.

0:33 – The last remaining COVID-19 patient in South Australia – Paul Faraguna has walked out of hospital. The 68-year old spent a month in an induced coma after contracting the disease on the Ruby Princess cruise ship. The state will relax some restrictions today.

0:50 – More than 38-million Americans have now filed for unemployment since mid-March. Another 2 point four million joining the jobless queues this week. New research has also quantified the human cost of a late move to lockdown in the United States.

1:07 – The British government has secured more than 10 million antibody tests, to see if people have had the virus. It gives a result in around 20 minutes. The first in line will be health workers, patients and nursing home residents.

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1:24 – Spain’s daily death toll has dipped below 50 for the first time since mid-March. The country has started re-opening after one of the world’s strictest lockdowns.

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