New South Wales hasof COVID-19, 13 of which were infectious while out in the community. Twenty-seven new cases uncovered in the 24 hours to 8 pm Thursday are linked to previous infections, and 17 are household contacts.
Four of the new cases remain under investigation.
Only 11 of the 31 new cases were in isolation during their infectious period.
numbers were not higher but stressed the next few days would be “critical”.
“This pretty much reflects thejust before and the day when we went into lockdown,” she said.
“We are anticipating an increase in numbers over the, we should see the impact of the lockdown turning and having a positive impact.”
Nine cases areRoyal North Shore Hospital and Fairfield Hospital, bringing that cluster to 10.
Five in the cluster are; four worked while infectious. Contact inpatients and staff at the . on Friday afternoon issued a new close contact alert for Coles at Bondi Junction’s Eastgate Shopping Centre.
Anyone at the supermarket between 2 pm and 7 pm on Tuesday and between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm on Wednesday must get tested and isolated for 14 days.
Shoppers at certain times last Saturday will be casual contacts.
The alert follows, including the T2 domestic terminal at Sydney Airport, the Des Renford Swimming Pool at Maroubra in Sydney’s east, and Club Marconi at Bossley Park in the west.
A complete list of all NSW exposure sites can be found here.
73,60224 hours to 8 pm Thursday, compared with 59,941 the day before. NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said high testing rates would be vital to securing a swift end to .
“We have had a sustained testingthat we have never seen before in the state,” Dr. Chant said.
“I think the community response has been amazing, but we cannot get fatigued – we have to continue to track down any signs of infection in the community.” NSW had recorded 226 locally acquired infections since 16 June, when theairport driver tested positive for the virus. The state is treating 172 active cases, with three people in – none on ventilators.