Australia How many active COVID cases are there in your NSW suburb?

08:31  29 july  2021
08:31  29 july  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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Tracking data showing the location of active COVID-19 cases in NSW is crucial for health authorities in the fight against the state's ongoing Delta variant outbreak.

In Sydney, it led to tougher lockdown restrictions for those hardest hit council areas in the city's west and south-west and will ultimately determine when those restrictions might ease.

The map below allows you to search your postcode to see how many active COVID cases there are in your suburb and it also tracks how the situation has changed over the last 14 days.

The data is sourced from NSW Health and updated daily.

The current outbreak began in Sydney's east on June 16 when an unvaccinated limousine driver who had been transporting international flight crews tested positive.

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After spreading through the eastern suburbs via transmissions at the Westfield mall in Bondi Junction, the outbreak moved west.

On June 23, a birthday party in the south-western suburb of West Hoxton became a superspreader event, one that had resulted in 45 positive linked cases.

A few days later, the NSW government announced stay-at-home restrictions for residents in three eastern suburbs local government areas and the City of Sydney.

And on June 26, Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong were thrown into a two-week lockdown, one that had now been extended until the end of August.

Notes about the data used in the map:

The active case data is sourced from the NSW map of COVID cases by postcode. According to NSW Health: "Active cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19, are in isolation and are being clinically monitored by NSW Health. A person will no longer be an active case when they are clinically released from isolation. This figure only shows active cases that acquired their infection locally, it does not include cases that are acquired overseas, interstate or that are under initial investigation."

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