• Sun. Dec 11th, 2022

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging people to stay at home after 24 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Thursday, with only half in isolation while infectious.

Jul 1, 2021

Extensive contact tracing has occurred around that nurse, and we have identified one healthcare worker who was present at the ward on the Sunday when she was close to completing her shift, Dr Chant said. It was pleasing that while infectious this person did not go to work.
An unvaccinated aged care worker at SummitCare facility in Baulkham Hills has also tested positive. Dr Chant said that 135 out of 149 residents at SummitCare were vaccinated.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard during the COVID-19 update.Credit:Kate Geraghty
More than 200 staff and patients at the hospitals have been identified as close contacts to date, with investigations and contact tracing ongoing.
There were 59,941 tests recorded during the reporting period, a drop from 68,000 tests reported on Wednesday.
We just need people to be particularly vigilant, if youve got the mildest of symptoms, please do not go to work. Instead, get tested and isolate. Just because you have had a negative test on one day, it is important you get re-tested if you get subsequent symptoms, Dr Chant said.
On Thursday, Sydney Local Health District chief executive Dr Teresa Anderson confirmed a positive case had attended the NSW Olympic Park vaccination hub, but it had remained open.
The centre has been thoroughly cleaned and NSW Health is contacting casual and close contacts, said Dr Anderson. You must not attend if you have any symptoms, however mild.
On Thursday, Dr Chant also confirmed two passengers who travelled on a flight from the Gold Coast to Sydney last Saturday had tested positive after initially testing negative.
The VA524 flight on Saturday afternoon was the same flight on which a flight attendant travelled while positive. Dr Chant said both passengers had been tested promptly after learning they were a close contact and had remained in isolation after testing negative on the initial test.
Again, this highlights the importance of us being able to find people very quickly, get them tested… and also the importance of maintaining that isolation when you have been asked to do so, she said.
If you have been asked to isolate because you are a close contact of a confirmed case, you must not attend the vaccination centre. If you are casual contact of a confirmed case, you must have a negative COVID-19 swab result before attending the centre for a vaccination.
NSW Health announced a number of new exposure venues yesterday including several shops and food outlets in suburbs of Burwood, Lidcombe, Hurstville, Petersham and Leichhardt.
A pool in Maroubra is also on the close contacts list, while a Bossley Park club has updated advice.
There have been 195 locally acquired cases reported since June 16 when the first case of the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported. Of these, 175 are now linked to the Bondi cluster.
A NSW Police superintendent is one of the latest people to be fined for not wearing a face mask, after the officer was caught breaching the rules inside a fast food outlet. In total, 65 infringement notices were issued on Wednesday for breaching health orders, and of those 52 were $200 fines for failing to wear a fitted face covering.
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