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Australia NSW records 14 new coronavirus cases, thousands come forward for testing

04:52  10 august  2020
04:52  10 august  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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NSW records 14 new cases as transmission grows in schools. Bonnyrigg Heights Public School and Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta are closed today. Almost 20,000 people came forward for testing on the 24 hours to 8:00pm Sunday.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. © AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the state is "halfway through a critical phase" after 14 new coronavirus infections were confirmed.

One of the new cases is a returned overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.

A total of 19,920 people were tested for the virus in the reporting period.

Ms Berejiklian said more than 50,000 tests were carried out over the weekend — more than 30,000 of those on Saturday.

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There have been 14 new cases of COVID-19 detected in New South Wales today as the state reached a major testing milestone of over one million Premier Gladys Berejiklian has thanked every resident who has come forward for testing . Medical professionals conduct a nasal swab test at a

NSW records 14 new coronavirus cases , thousands come forward for testing . Health authorities in NSW confirm 14 new coronavirus infections in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday.

"This is exactly what we need to do to stay on top of the virus," she said.

"I want to stress, we are still in a state of very high alert," the Premier said.

"We are doing OK, we are holding the line [and] we are at least halfway through a critical phase."

The state's chief medical officer Kerry Chant said of the 14 new cases diagnosed, one was a returned traveller in hotel quarantine, one was an interstate case from Victoria and one was locally acquired with no links to other cases at this stage.

A further 11 were locally acquired and linked to known cases.

The total number of cases in NSW is now 3,686.

More to come.

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