Australia NSW records 30 cases as new 'super-spreader' venue emerges

11:11  27 june  2021
11:11  27 june  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

NSW records two new local cases as Sydney ordered to mask up

  NSW records two new local cases as Sydney ordered to mask up A woman in her 50s from the Sutherland Shire, who was a close contact of a previously confirmed case, has tested positive. A man in his 50s from the Sutherland Shire also has contracted the virus.NSW has recorded two new local cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, prompting an expansion of existing restrictions.

Fears for an inner-west seafood wholesaler as NSW records 30 new cases . A seafood wholesaler in Sydney’s inner-west has health officials seriously concerned as case numbers ballooned amid fears the worst is yet to come. Additional cases have also been linked to the West Hoxton birthday party last weekend that has been described as a super - spreader event. A positive case linked to the Bondi cluster unknowingly spread it to people at the party.

NSW has recorded 30 new local Covid cases , all linked to the Bondi cluster, which now stands at 110. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images. Additional cases were associated with a birthday party hosted in West Hoxton in Sydney’s west, which is linked to new cases detected in Melbourne from a person who attended. Also in NSW , sewage testing detected fragments of the virus in the Port Kembla sewage network, but there were no further detections in the Bourke sewage network after a detection on 22 June.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney, Sunday, June 27, 2021. © AAP Image/Joel Carrett NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney, Sunday, June 27, 2021.

New South Wales has recorded 30 new community cases of COVID-19 as Greater Sydney and surrounds enter their first full day of lockdown.

All of today's new cases have been linked to existing clusters but 19 were not in isolation while infectious.

The new infections have sparked concerns around potential exposures at a major western Sydney Hospital, an inner-west seafood wholesaler and a number of interstate flights.

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New South Wales records two new Covid cases overnight

  New South Wales records two new Covid cases overnight New South Wales has recorded two new cases of Covid-19 overnight as the number of sites exposed to the virus across the state reached 35.Health officials in NSW confirmed the community infections following the 8pm cut-off on Sunday evening, along with five cases in hotel quarantine.

New South Wales has reported 30 new cases of Covid on the first full day of lockdown in Greater Sydney. Covid infiltrates Queensland after premier slammed the border shut to New South Wales . Queensland has introduced sweeping restrictions to stem the spread of Covid after two new cases of the virus were recorded in the community overnight. A retail worker at the DFO shopping centre near Brisbane Airport tested positive for the virus before her partner also developed symptoms.

NSW recorded 30 cases overnight, with all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Victoria has recorded no new local cases of COVID-19 in the last day and no further restrictions on its residents have been announced. NSW records 30 cases as new ' super - spreader ' venue emerges .


It is the highest number of daily cases recorded since the start of the Bondi outbreak, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned further increases were likely in the coming days.

"We are seeing that people in isolation, unfortunately, would have already transmitted to all their house contacts," Ms Berejiklian said.

More than 52,000 coronavirus tests were conducted yesterday, down slightly from just over 55,000 the previous day.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she expected cases to rise in the coming days. © Getty NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she expected cases to rise in the coming days.

The number of cases connected to the burgeoning Bondi cluster now stands at 110, while two other community cases are under investigation.

NSW COVID cluster's 'enormous' expansion sparks concern, but outbreak remains traced for now

  NSW COVID cluster's 'enormous' expansion sparks concern, but outbreak remains traced for now Experts remain optimistic a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney's eastern suburbs is contained, despite yesterday's "enormous" rise in case numbers that saw the Bondi cluster almost double in size. The number of locally acquired infections in NSW yesterday swelled to 21, after 10 new cases were recorded.Seven of those came in after the 8:00pm reporting deadline and will be officially included in today's numbers, which are set to be released at 11:00am EST.NSW Health has been continuously adding to the list of venues visited by infected people, which are mainly around Sydney.

Breaking news. NSW has recorded 30 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases . Live blog. By 9:00pm yesterday, the list of exposure sites had grown dramatically to include more Sydney train routes and venues in Coogee, Rhodes, Moorebank and Carnes Hill. Of the 29 locally acquired cases recorded yesterday, only 12 had been in isolation, the Premier said, meaning that people had been out in the community while infectious with the highly transmissible Delta strain — possibly for several days.

New South Wales has recorded 11 new local cases of Covid-19 overnight as five of the state's MPs are forced into isolation after Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall tested positive to the virus. Fears are growing the virus may be spreading through multiple ' super - spreader ' events after the new cases were linked to a birthday party attended by 30 people in West Hoxton in Sydney's west. There are now 36 cases linked to the Bondi cluster, which has forced Ms Berejiklian to impose widespread restrictions on Wednesday to slow the spread of the highly-contagious Delta strain of the virus.

There is also one new case who caught the virus from a Northern Territory gold mine worker revealed as a positive case yesterday.

The miner is believed to have contracted the virus while in hotel quarantine in Queensland.

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That NSW resident has since travelled back to their home in the Hunter New England region of NSW and was in quarantine while infectious.

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One of their household contacts has also since tested positive.

Anyone who worked at the mine in the Northern Territory between June 18 and 26 and returned to NSW should immediately isolate and call NSW Health to arrange urgent testing.

If they have any symptoms, the households of those individuals are also being asked to isolate.

How Bondi Junction's outbreak compares to the Northern Beaches cluster

  How Bondi Junction's outbreak compares to the Northern Beaches cluster Health officials reject comparisons between Bondi's coronavirus cluster with the outbreak that locked down the Northern Beaches over Christmas and the New Year. Sydney's latest cluster increased to 31 on Wednesday, with another three recorded after Tuesday's 8pm cut-off that will be included in Thursday's report.The first reported case, which originated in Avalon, was reported on December 16 and spanned until January 14 - with 151 cases linked to the cluster.

1 new case is a south -western Sydney teenager who worked at the hotel on several days including 3 July. 2 new cases are NSW residents who acquired their infection in Victoria. Victoria Department of Health reports two Victorian cases separately attended several venues in NSW , including I thought a super spreader had to communicate virus to like 20+ people in a short amount of time?

There are four new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 in NSW and one case in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. " NSW Health is working and is confident that there will be an established link to an existing cluster, although that had not yet been confirmed," Ms Berejiklian said. One of the four local cases was first reported in a public health alert on Wednesday. Two of the cases attend Malek Fahd Islamic School at Hoxton Park, which has since been closed for two weeks to undergo cleaning and contract tracing.

In Sydney, a seafood wholesaler in Marrickville is emerging as a key venue of concern.

Ten of today's 30 new cases are linked to the Great Ocean Foods wholesaler, where two staff members worked while infectious.

NSW Health is upgrading its warning for the distributor.

Anyone who visited the Marrickville site or received a delivery from them at any time from June 21 through to June 25 to immediately isolate, call NSW Health on 1800 943 553 and get tested.

Their household contacts must also isolate with them and await advice from NSW Health.

READ MORE: All the latest Sydney COVID-19 exposure sites

In a separate case, an infected individual went to the vaccination centre at Westmead Hospital, Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said.

She assured people all healthcare workers were wearing masks, social distancing was in place and the area where the person went has been cleaned.

"As a precaution, we are very conservative, we have called the people that attended that vaccine centre in a period before and after the case and also looked at healthcare staff that may have been close contacts," Dr Chant said.

While contact tracers race to trace new infection sources and isolate those exposed, NSW Police is ramping up its crackdown on anyone found breaching lockdown restrictions now in place across Sydney and its surrounds.

Fifteen people were fined for breaches of restrictions, including a group of people who "converged" on a Woolworths in Kellyville, a Sydney family who travelled to the Hunter for a sporting event and an Illawarra cafe owner and staff who refused to wear masks.

You can find out more details about how to book your vaccine through the Federal Government health site here.

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"While as predicted the number of cases is going up, we are seeing a greater proportion of those cases in isolation," Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.For the second day in a row, NSW has recorded its highest number of local COVID-19 cases over the past year, as government and health authorities express optimism that Sydney's lockdown may still be lifted at the end of Friday, 9 July.

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