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This self-confessed Aussie ‘bogan’, 20, is wowing thousands with her incredible country voice 

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A self-confessed ‘Aussie bogan’ and young disability support worker is making waves online, where thousands have fallen in love with her glamorous look and incredible country voice.

Kate Young, 20, from Victoria, describes herself as a ‘true blue, Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie’, and she has more than 12,000 followers on TikTok who tune in to her feed to hear her covering country classics.

‘I’ve always loved singing and doing my own version of music covers is my absolute passion, but it wasn’t until I uploaded a TikTok with a Bundy in my hand that I started getting noticed,’ Kate told FEMAIL.

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A self-confessed 'Aussie bogan' and young disability support worker is making waves online, where thousands have fallen in love with her glamorous look and incredible country voice (Kate Young pictured)

A self-confessed 'Aussie bogan' and young disability support worker is making waves online, where thousands have fallen in love with her glamorous look and incredible country voice (Kate Young pictured)

A self-confessed ‘Aussie bogan’ and young disability support worker is making waves online, where thousands have fallen in love with her glamorous look and incredible country voice (Kate Young pictured)

Kate Young (pictured), 20, from Victoria, describes herself as a 'true blue, Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie', and she has more than 12,000 followers on TikTok

Kate Young (pictured), 20, from Victoria, describes herself as a 'true blue, Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie', and she has more than 12,000 followers on TikTok

Kate Young (pictured), 20, from Victoria, describes herself as a 'true blue, Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie', and she has more than 12,000 followers on TikTok

Kate Young (pictured), 20, from Victoria, describes herself as a 'true blue, Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie', and she has more than 12,000 followers on TikTok

Kate Young (pictured), 20, from Victoria, describes herself as a ‘true blue, Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie’, and she has more than 12,000 followers on TikTok

‘A couple of John Williamson song covers later and I found what my followers were in search of: a Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie girl.’

Kate said that she is a ‘true blue Aussie’ and became a disability support worker on account of the fact that her mother has cerebral palsy and inspired her into this line of work.

‘I knew I wanted to help people after my experience first-hand with my mum,’ she said. 

‘I also like working in a job where they fully embrace my lifestyle and personality and let me work in my old jeans, work shirts and boots.’

Kate (pictured) said it wasn't until she uploaded a TikTok video with a Bundy in her hand while she was singing that she started to get noticed online

Kate (pictured) said it wasn't until she uploaded a TikTok video with a Bundy in her hand while she was singing that she started to get noticed online

Kate (pictured) said it wasn’t until she uploaded a TikTok video with a Bundy in her hand while she was singing that she started to get noticed online

She said: 'A couple of John Williamson song covers later and I found what my followers were in search of: a Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie girl'

She said: 'A couple of John Williamson song covers later and I found what my followers were in search of: a Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie girl'

She said: ‘A couple of John Williamson song covers later and I found what my followers were in search of: a Bundy drinking, country singing Aussie girl’

While the 20-year-old does occasionally get dressed up and wear a dress in some of her videos, Kate said she is much happier in her work shirts and boots:

‘I was raised with the belief that camping, four wheel drives and fishing is an everyone thing, it’s not just for the boys,’ Kate said.

‘I have just bought my second four wheel drive, a Toyota LandCruiser and have plans of travelling and exploring Australia in it.

‘I’d take a week’s camping trip over a five-star hotel stay any day of the week!’ 

Kate said she was raised with the belief that camping, fishing and four wheel drives aren't 'just for boys', and she has recently bought her own second four wheel drive

Kate said she was raised with the belief that camping, fishing and four wheel drives aren't 'just for boys', and she has recently bought her own second four wheel drive

Kate said she was raised with the belief that camping, fishing and four wheel drives aren’t ‘just for boys’, and she has recently bought her own second four wheel drive

Since the 20-year-old started her TikTok profile earlier this year, she has amassed more than 12,000 followers.

Her fans have described her voice as ‘angelic’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘amazing’, as she sings from her home during the coronavirus lockdown in Victoria.

‘My dad raised me on country music and it has always been my go-to,’ Kate said.

‘You’ve got country love songs, country breakup songs, country songs about tractors and songs about country songs.

‘There’s something for everyone.’ 

Her fans have described her voice as 'angelic', 'beautiful' and 'amazing', as she sings from her home during the coronavirus lockdown in Victoria (pictured)

Her fans have described her voice as 'angelic', 'beautiful' and 'amazing', as she sings from her home during the coronavirus lockdown in Victoria (pictured)

Her fans have described her voice as 'angelic', 'beautiful' and 'amazing', as she sings from her home during the coronavirus lockdown in Victoria (pictured)

Her fans have described her voice as 'angelic', 'beautiful' and 'amazing', as she sings from her home during the coronavirus lockdown in Victoria (pictured)

Her fans have described her voice as ‘angelic’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘amazing’, as she sings from her home during the coronavirus lockdown in Victoria (pictured)

In the future,  Kate said she’d like to continue her dreams of singing professionally, but she is also just as happy singing online and exploring.

‘It’s been hard stuck in isolation, but I’ve been waiting patiently to go out driving and exploring soon,’ she said.

‘Somewhere on a river, beer in hand this summer and I’ll be a happy girl.’

To follow Kate Young online, please visit her Instagram profile here and her TikTok page here

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Coronavirus Sydney: Urgent health warning after pupil tests positive

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An urgent health warning has been issued after a student at a Sydney school tested positive for coronavirus.

Students and staff at the Hoxton Park campus of the Malek Fahd Islamic School in Sydney’s west are being urged to isolate after the test result on Wednesday.

Contact tracing is underway and the school has been temporarily closed while it is being cleaned.

Principal Bruce Rixon said neither of the school’s other two campuses in Greenacre and Beaumont Halls have been affected.

Students and staff at the Hoxton Park campus of the Malek Fahd Islamic School (pictured) in Sydney's west are being urged to isolate after the student was diagnosed on Wednesday

Students and staff at the Hoxton Park campus of the Malek Fahd Islamic School (pictured) in Sydney's west are being urged to isolate after the student was diagnosed on Wednesday

Students and staff at the Hoxton Park campus of the Malek Fahd Islamic School (pictured) in Sydney’s west are being urged to isolate after the student was diagnosed on Wednesday

‘NSW Health has requested anyone who has been unwell or if you develop any symptoms to be tested at one of the Covid-19 testing clinics,’ Mr Rixon said.

Parents are expected to receive more information on Thursday morning.

‘Malek Fahd and its Hoxton Park campus will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained,’ NSW Health said.

The worrying news comes just hours after NSW Health issued a serious alert for several venues across Sydney.

Bondi Junction, one of Australia’s biggest Westfield shopping centres, was put on alert on Wednesday after a confirmed case visited for three hours.

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm must monitor for symptoms. 

Meanwhile venues in Sydney’s west have also been put on high alert, including Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park and Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Liverpool.

The hours for the trampoline park are between 12pm and 1.50pm on October 25, while a positive case was at the restaurant on Sunday between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Anyone who visited the trampoline park or restaurant for more than an hour must immediately isolate for 14 days regardless of their test result. 

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction (pictured), in Sydney's eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm must monitor for symptoms

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction (pictured), in Sydney's eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm must monitor for symptoms

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction (pictured), in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm must monitor for symptoms

NSW Health has warned attendees of three other venues to get tested if they experience COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Watsup Brothers kebab shop, Condell Park, between 5.30pm and 6pm on October 24
  • Ali Baba Charcoal Chicken in Auburn, between 1pm and 1.20pm on October 26 
  • Carnes Hill Marketplace between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday October 27

The cases that visited these sites will be included in Thursday’s numbers. 

Local Liberal MP Melanie Gibbons issued a statement saying the outbreak was concerning.

‘We are all starting to feel more comfortable but it’s still important to remember your 1.5m social distancing and hand washing/sanitising – and to get tested ASAP and stay home if you feel unwell,’ Ms Gibbons wrote.

Health authorities on Wednesday said NSW had entered a critical period in its fight against coronavirus, with concerns about low COVID-19 testing rates, undetected cases and people dropping their guard as the festive season approaches. 

Venues on high alert include Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park and Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant (pictured) in Liverpool

Venues on high alert include Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park and Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant (pictured) in Liverpool

Venues on high alert include Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park and Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant (pictured) in Liverpool

The hours for the trampoline park (pictured, lot where Flip Out is based) are between 12pm and 1.50pm on October 25, while a positive case was at the restaurant on Sunday between 2pm and 3.30pm.

The hours for the trampoline park (pictured, lot where Flip Out is based) are between 12pm and 1.50pm on October 25, while a positive case was at the restaurant on Sunday between 2pm and 3.30pm.

The hours for the trampoline park (pictured, lot where Flip Out is based) are between 12pm and 1.50pm on October 25, while a positive case was at the restaurant on Sunday between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Testing numbers have dropped in recent weeks, with only 14,382 tests conducted in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday.

Eight cases were diagnosed in the last 24 hours – with only one being attributed to community transmission. 

‘As we go into Christmas we know that people are going to be welcoming people into their homes … and household celebrations (and that will) present challenges for COVID transmission,’ Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant said. 

Despite low case numbers NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged people not to become complacent.

‘We want to make sure we get on top of this before we get into a season where people are more mobile and obviously in closer contact with each other,’ she said.

Despite low case numbers NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged people not to become complacent

Despite low case numbers NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged people not to become complacent

Despite low case numbers NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged people not to become complacent

‘It’s really difficult not to let your guard down because it’s easy to think that we’re immune and the case numbers are low … (but) the virus is as contagious as ever, as dangerous as ever and it remains undetected in the community.’

She urged all businesses to get the QR code to electronically track any visitors to their venue ahead of the Christmas season. 

It has been 14 days since a locally acquired case with no known source was identified. 

There are currently 77 people being treated for COVID-19 in NSW, with only one person in the ICU.

Earlier on Wednesday, people in west, south west and north west Sydney were urged to monitor for symptoms after detection of the virus in sewage samples could mean the presence of known cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in recent weeks.

There are guidelines on the NSW Health website on how to participate safely in Halloween on Saturday, including using wrapped lollies, mask-wearing and maintaining social distancing. 

LOCATIONS WHERE POSITIVE CASE VISITED OCTOBER 28

Must isolate immediately:

  • Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park – 12pm to 1.50pm on October 25
  • Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Liverpool – 2pm to 3.30pm on October 25

Must monitor for symptoms:

  • Westfield Bondi Junction – 1.30pm to 4.30pm on October 24   
  • Ali Baba Charcoal Chicken in Auburn –  1pm to 1.20pm on October 26 
  • Carnes Hill Marketplace – 3.30pm to 4.30pm on October 27. 
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Coronavirus US: 94k children infected in two weeks, 800k in total

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Coronavirus infections among American children make up 11 percent of all cases in the US, a new report finds.

As of October 22, 792,188 youngsters have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Only about 100,000 children had tested positive by the end of July, meaning nearly 90 percent of cases have occurred over the past three months.

The report also finds that more than 10 percent of all pediatric infections have been diagnosed within the last two weeks.    

As of October 22, 792,188 US children have tested positive for coronavirus, making up 11% of all cases in the US (above)

As of October 22, 792,188 US children have tested positive for coronavirus, making up 11% of all cases in the US (above)

As of October 22, 792,188 US children have tested positive for coronavirus, making up 11% of all cases in the US (above)

Over the last two weeks, 94,555 new child COVID-19 cases were reported, which is a 14% jump from the previous two weeks (above)

Over the last two weeks, 94,555 new child COVID-19 cases were reported, which is a 14% jump from the previous two weeks (above)

Over the last two weeks, 94,555 new child COVID-19 cases were reported, which is a 14% jump from the previous two weeks (above)

Up to 6.9% of all pediatric COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization and up to 0.15% have died. Pictured: Penny Brown, age 2, is held by her mother Heather Brown as her nose is lightly swabbed during a test for COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington, August 28

Up to 6.9% of all pediatric COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization and up to 0.15% have died. Pictured: Penny Brown, age 2, is held by her mother Heather Brown as her nose is lightly swabbed during a test for COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington, August 28

Up to 6.9% of all pediatric COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization and up to 0.15% have died. Pictured: Penny Brown, age 2, is held by her mother Heather Brown as her nose is lightly swabbed during a test for COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington, August 28

According to the report, the overall rate of pediatric coronavirus cases is 1,053 infections per 100,000 children in the population.

An astonishingly high 94,555 new child COVID-19 cases were reported between October 8 and October 22.

The jump from 697,633 to 792,188 means there has been a 14 percent increase over the last two weeks.

Currently, there are 11 states that report 15 percent or more of their cumulative cases are among children: Wyoming, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Dakota, New Mexico, Minnesota, Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

Wyoming has the most with more than 25 percent of all the state’s cases among its youngest residents. 

Meanwhile, just two places in US – New Jersey and New York City – have reported fewer than five percent of their cases are among kids. 

Currently, there are 11 states that report 15% or more of their cumulative cases are among children (above)

Currently, there are 11 states that report 15% or more of their cumulative cases are among children (above)

Currently, there are 11 states that report 15% or more of their cumulative cases are among children (above)

Additionally, over the last two weeks, nine states have seen a 25 percent increase in child cases: Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Since the pandemic began, children  have made up for between five percent and 16.9 percent of total state tests.

As of October 22, between 0.6 percent and 6.9 percent of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization 

Up to 0.15 percent of all children with the virus have died, and 16 states have reported no pediatric deaths.

‘At this time, it appears that severe illness due to COVID-19 is rare among children,’ the AAP report reads.  

‘However, states should continue to provide detailed reports on COVID-19 cases, testing, hospitalizations, and mortality by age and race/ethnicity so that the effects of COVID-19 on children’s health can be documented and monitored.’

The AAP recommends that children, like adults, wear masks, avoid large crowds in public places and socially distance.

The group also suggests that children six months old or older get a flu shot before the end of October to avoid a possible ‘twindemic’ this upcoming winter.   

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Over the summer, President Donald Trump constantly asserted that children are ‘essentially immune’ from COVID-19 during his calls for schools to reopen. 

‘There may be a case, a tiny, a tiny fraction of death, tiny fraction, and they get better very quickly,’ Trump said during a press briefing at the White House in August.

‘I think for the most part, [kids] don’t get very sick, they don’t catch it very easily, and…they don’t transfer it to other people, or certainly not very easily.’

However, at least 1,000 children who have had COVID-19 or have been around someone with the virus have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a condition in which different body parts become inflamed.

Additionally, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report of an overnight summer camp in Georgia seemed to indicate that children are susceptible to the coronavirus and can infect others.

Out of the 344 campers and staffers tested, 260 were diagnosed with the virus after spending less than a week together, primarily without wearing masks. 

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Nearly 800,000 US children have been infected with coronavirus – and 94,000 in the past two weeks

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Coronavirus infections among American children make up 11 percent of all cases in the US, a new report finds.

As of October 22, 792,188 youngsters have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Only about 100,000 children had tested positive by the end of July, meaning nearly 90 percent of cases have occurred over the past three months.

The report also finds that more than 10 percent of all pediatric infections have been diagnosed within the last two weeks.    

As of October 22, 792,188 US children have tested positive for coronavirus, making up 11% of all cases in the US (above)

As of October 22, 792,188 US children have tested positive for coronavirus, making up 11% of all cases in the US (above)

As of October 22, 792,188 US children have tested positive for coronavirus, making up 11% of all cases in the US (above)

Over the last two weeks, 94,555 new child COVID-19 cases were reported, which is a 14% jump from the previous two weeks (above)

Over the last two weeks, 94,555 new child COVID-19 cases were reported, which is a 14% jump from the previous two weeks (above)

Over the last two weeks, 94,555 new child COVID-19 cases were reported, which is a 14% jump from the previous two weeks (above)

Up to 6.9% of all pediatric COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization and up to 0.15% have died. Pictured: Penny Brown, age 2, is held by her mother Heather Brown as her nose is lightly swabbed during a test for COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington, August 28

Up to 6.9% of all pediatric COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization and up to 0.15% have died. Pictured: Penny Brown, age 2, is held by her mother Heather Brown as her nose is lightly swabbed during a test for COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington, August 28

Up to 6.9% of all pediatric COVID-19 cases have resulted in hospitalization and up to 0.15% have died. Pictured: Penny Brown, age 2, is held by her mother Heather Brown as her nose is lightly swabbed during a test for COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington, August 28

According to the report, the overall rate of pediatric coronavirus cases is 1,053 infections per 100,000 children in the population.

An astonishingly high 94,555 new child COVID-19 cases were reported between October 8 and October 22.

The jump from 697,633 to 792,188 means there has been a 14 percent increase over the last two weeks.

Currently, there are 11 states that report 15 percent or more of their cumulative cases are among children: Wyoming, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Dakota, New Mexico, Minnesota, Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

Wyoming has the most with more than 25 percent of all the state’s cases among its youngest residents. 

Meanwhile, just two places in US – New Jersey and New York City – have reported fewer than five percent of their cases are among kids. 

Currently, there are 11 states that report 15% or more of their cumulative cases are among children (above)

Currently, there are 11 states that report 15% or more of their cumulative cases are among children (above)

Currently, there are 11 states that report 15% or more of their cumulative cases are among children (above)

Additionally, over the last two weeks, nine states have seen a 25 percent increase in child cases: Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Since the pandemic began, children  have made up for between five percent and 16.9 percent of total state tests.

As of October 22, between 0.6 percent and 6.9 percent of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization 

Up to 0.15 percent of all children with the virus have died, and 16 states have reported no pediatric deaths.

‘At this time, it appears that severe illness due to COVID-19 is rare among children,’ the AAP report reads.  

‘However, states should continue to provide detailed reports on COVID-19 cases, testing, hospitalizations, and mortality by age and race/ethnicity so that the effects of COVID-19 on children’s health can be documented and monitored.’

The AAP recommends that children, like adults, wear masks, avoid large crowds in public places and socially distance.

The group also suggests that children six months old or older get a flu shot before the end of October to avoid a possible ‘twindemic’ this upcoming winter.   

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Over the summer, President Donald Trump constantly asserted that children are ‘essentially immune’ from COVID-19 during his calls for schools to reopen. 

‘There may be a case, a tiny, a tiny fraction of death, tiny fraction, and they get better very quickly,’ Trump said during a press briefing at the White House in August.

‘I think for the most part, [kids] don’t get very sick, they don’t catch it very easily, and…they don’t transfer it to other people, or certainly not very easily.’

However, at least 1,000 children who have had COVID-19 or have been around someone with the virus have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a condition in which different body parts become inflamed.

Additionally, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report of an overnight summer camp in Georgia seemed to indicate that children are susceptible to the coronavirus and can infect others.

Out of the 344 campers and staffers tested, 260 were diagnosed with the virus after spending less than a week together, primarily without wearing masks. 

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