Australia live news: McCormack under pressure over Covid misinformation; Victoria records no new cases

Doctors call on acting PM to stop MPs spreading medical misinformation; NSW races to solve 14 mystery cases. Follow all the latest news and information, live

11.23pm GMT

I’ve been seeing some people question what the total number of Covid-19 cases is in NSW, including the number of unlinked cases. I spoke to the NSW department of health yesterday, who told me that since 16 December until 8pm on 11 January, there have been:

We’ve never given up in New South Wales…

Sometimes it takes hours or sometimes weeks, but we always get to the bottom of what we think happened, and I’m confident we’ll get there. But we also have to give our experts time to make the connections. And often, it can take one expert in one kind of example to work out a crossover between two people who are completely unrelated, to work out those answers. And I’m confident that we’ll get there. I don’t know when that will occur.

11.11pm GMT

Here is a bit of an update on the goings-on across the Tasman:

A lone man wielding an axe has attacked New Zealand’s parliament, currently empty of politicians over the summer holidays.

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Source: The Guardian
Australia live news: McCormack under pressure over Covid misinformation; Victoria records no new cases