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Australia New South Wales announces 12 new coronavirus cases

05:17  04 august  2020
05:17  04 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Nineteen new cases of coronavirus in NSW, health authorities confirm

  Nineteen new cases of coronavirus in NSW, health authorities confirm Health authorities in NSW have confirmed 19 new cases of coronavirus in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday. Two of the cases were returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. There were 18,543 tests conducted over the reporting period.

Sydney's coronavirus clusters are still growing as New South Wales is hit with 12 new cases - but just one is a traveller in hotel quarantine. Of the new cases announced on Tuesday, three came from Victoria and another three were linked to the Sydney restaurant clusters.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty statement on 12 new cases of COVID-19. Three patients were close contacts of a known case , transmitted in the UK, identified as part of contact Following previously reported confirmed cases in Northern Ireland and Wales , the total number of UK

New South Wales has recorded 12 new coronavirus cases with just one coming from hotel quarantine.

Of the new cases, just one is a traveller in hotel quarantine while three are linked to the Sydney restaurant clusters.

One case has been linked to the Thai Rock restaurant Wetherill Park and two cases attended the Apollo restaurant in Potts Point.

Another Sydney Fitness First is closed as its exposed to coronavirus

  Another Sydney Fitness First is closed as its exposed to coronavirus A Sydney Fitness First gym has shut after being exposed to coronavirus as another four Woolworths stores are closed.  The gymgoer attended the Fitness First at Rockdale, in south Sydney, between 11.25am to 12.30pm on July 27. It is understood the gym has closed for deep cleaning and anyone who attended the gym at the time has been advised to get tested.    © Provided by Daily Mail A Fitness First gym in Rockdale (pictured), south Sydney, has been forced to close after a member who attended between 11.25am to 12.

If they come to Queensland from New South Wales are required to have that pass. How it will pan out that coming out of the hotspot area This is very similar to what the Victorian Premier also announced today. Secondly, if you are a Queenslander and you are in Greater Sydney, please return home quickly.

New coronavirus cases have emerged among Bondi backpackers. Figures published by the health department showed that as of 8:00pm on Saturday there were 533 positive cases . NSW Health said several new diagnoses of COVID-19 had occurred among backpackers in the Bondi area.

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Two cases attended Mounties, Mount Pritchard and three are linked to people who attended Mounties, Mount Pritchard. Three were household cases acquired in Victoria.

The spike in cases come as thousands of staff and students in Sydney are forced into isolation after three students also tested positive for COVID-19.

a group of people wearing costumes: Testing has been ramped up in Sydney (pictured, in Rushcutters Bay on Sunday) after a series of clusters formed across the city © Provided by Daily Mail Testing has been ramped up in Sydney (pictured, in Rushcutters Bay on Sunday) after a series of clusters formed across the city

Greenway Park Public School in Carnes Hill, west of Casula, has been closed for deep cleaning after two students tested positive for the illness. 

Bonnyrigg High School, in Sydney's west, has also closed after a student returned a positive test.

NSW Education said the contact tracing process is underway for both schools, with before and after school care programs been cancelled. 

Two of these cases were notified after the reporting period, and will be included in tomorrow’s numbers. All three are linked to cases who attended Mounties, Mount Pritchard. 

The state has been recording steady daily increases in virus cases in the low double digits to reach a total of 3,809 cases on Tuesday.

The concerning new trend prompted Premier Gladys Berejiklian to backtrack on previous advice that masks were not necessary. 

a group of people standing in front of a store: NSW residents are being recommended to wear face masks in public as coronavirus case numbers continue to rise. Pictured: a shopper wears a face mask in Woolworths in Sydney on Friday © Provided by Daily Mail NSW residents are being recommended to wear face masks in public as coronavirus case numbers continue to rise. Pictured: a shopper wears a face mask in Woolworths in Sydney on Friday a group of police officers riding on the back of a car: Cleaning crews are seen entering Keilor Views Primary School in Melbourne in June before the city was forced into lockdown (pictured) © Provided by Daily Mail Cleaning crews are seen entering Keilor Views Primary School in Melbourne in June before the city was forced into lockdown (pictured)


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NSW CLUSTERS: 

 · 103 cases associated with Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster

· 58 cases associated with the Crossroads Hotel cluster

· 40 cases associated with the funeral events in Bankstown and surrounding suburbs, including 16 associated with Mounties in Mount Pritchard.

· 28 cases associated with the Potts Point cluster, including 22 cases linked to the Apollo Restaurant cluster and 6 cases linked with the Thai Rock Restaurant Potts Point cluster (two cases attended both and are counted at Thai Rock cases). 

On Sunday, Ms Berejiklian said authorities would not make mask usage mandatory in NSW, but revised current recommendations to address four specific circumstances.

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Masks should be worn by public-facing employees such as hospitality or grocery workers, worshippers and residents of suburbs near COVID-19 clusters, as well as in situations where social distancing is impossible.

'We have been talking about masks for several weeks but obviously the persistent situation in Victoria gives us cause for alarm in terms of the potential for further seeding in NSW, and it is about risk mitigation strategy,' Ms Berejiklian said.

'We're going to the next stage of assessing what else and how else we can decrease the risk and break the current chain coming through NSW.'

Ms Berejiklian said she will be heeding the advice of health authorities in her daily life, calling wearing a mask 'the fourth line of defence'.

'I want to stress it is not compulsory, but it is a strong recommendation from NSW Health, given where we are in the pandemic, given the risk posed from Victoria and given the rate of community transmission in New South Wales,' she said.

'I myself, when I next go grocery shopping, will be wearing a mask.'

More to come 

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