Masks will be required at indoor venues across Sydney’s eastern suburbs from 4pm today as the COVID-19 cluster grows to nine cases.
NSW recorded two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, one of which was announced yesterday morning.
NSW Health has also been notified of two new locally acquired cases overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow’s numbers.
Three new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,453.
There were 24,468 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 26,631.
NSW Health administered 9,049 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 6,113 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,888,561, with 675,738 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,212,823 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 18 June.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||5,453|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out||6,428,581|
|Total vaccinations administered in NSW||1,888,561|
There are now nine cases linked to the Bondi cluster. Of the locally acquired cases to 8pm last night:
- One was announced yesterday. He is a man in his 30s who lives in Sydney. He attended Westfield Bondi Junction and spent time in Wollongong.
- The second case is a household contact of the man in his 30s who also attended Westfield Bondi Junction and spent time in Wollongong.
Of the two new locally acquired cases notified overnight:
- One is a woman in her 50s from the Sutherland Shire. She is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation. This case will be included in Monday’s numbers.
- One new case is a man in his 50’s from the Sutherland Shire. He is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation. This case will be included in Monday’s numbers.
NSW Health has upgraded advice for anyone who was in Westfield Bondi Junction (including the car park) on June 12 and June 13.
Now, anyone who was in that location at any stage on those days must get tested for COVID-19. Only people with symptoms and those in specific exposure venues at the listed times are asked to test and isolate.
People who do not have symptoms and have not been at the specific exposure venues at the listed times do not need to isolate, however everyone is strongly urged to avoid gatherings and minimise their movements, such as not attending the cinemas or trips to the ski fields. If you can work from home, please do so.
This broader surveillance testing will help NSW Health to determine the extent of potential transmission at Westfield Bondi Junction. Detecting any cases early is critical to prevent ongoing transmission.
NSW Health continues to ask people to wear masks in indoor settings.
Masks are mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains and this is now being extended to include the Wollongong and Shellharbour council areas from 4pm today.
In addition, masks will become mandatory in all public indoor venues in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas.
These venues include retail, theatres, aged care facilities and for front-of-house hospitality staff.
NSW Health continues to remind people to avoid non-essential visits to aged care and disability facilities, but if visiting, wear a mask and limit visits to two people per day.
Anyone who attended the following stores within the Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet shopping complex at the times listed is a close contact and must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:
|Drummoyne||Country Road – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet||19 Roseby Street||Tuesday 15 June12.30pm – 1pm|
|Drummoyne||Seed – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet||19 Roseby Street||Tuesday 15 June12.30pm – 1pm|
|Drummoyne||Nike – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet||19 Roseby Street||Tuesday 15 June12.50pm – 1.15pm|
Anyone who attended any of the following venues at the times listed must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate until they receive further advice from NSW Health:
|Barangaroo||California Nails||Shop T2.15, Tower Two, International Towers Sydney, Scotch Row, 200 Barangaroo Avenue||Wednesday 16 June4.45pm – 5.30pm|
Anyone who attended any of the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they develop:
|Drummoyne||Food court and female toilets – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet||19 Roseby Street||Tuesday 15 June11am – 11.30am|
|Drummoyne||Chemist Warehouse – Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet||19 Roseby Street||Tuesday 15 June1.15pm – 1.25pm|
|Potts Point||Harris Farm Markets||30 Springfield Avenue||Wednesday 16 June6pm – 6.45pm|
|Sydney||MLC Food Court||25 Martin Place||Thursday 17 June9.50am – 10.20am|
|Sydney||Coles Wynyard||Corner of Wynyard Street and Carrington Street||Thursday 17 June4.20pm – 4.50pm|
Further venues of concern are being identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues is continuing to be updated. Please check the NSW Health website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx
NSW Health has established a new testing pop-up in Drummoyne, and extended hours at multiple testing sites across Sydney and Wollongong. The new Drummoyne clinic is at Drummoyne Laverty Pathology Drive Through Clinic, Birkenhead Point Rooftop Carpark, 19 Roseby Street from 8am-4pm, 7 days a week.
NSW Health’s ongoing Sewage Surveillance Program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Brooklyn sewage treatment plant.
The Brooklyn catchment serves about 1,000 people and covers suburbs including Dangar Island, Cowan, Brooklyn, Mooney Mooney, and Cheerio Point.
There was also another detection at the Camellia North and Camelia South pumping stations in Sydney’s western suburbs. It follows a detection in the area on Friday 18 June.
The Camellia North and South catchments serve about 109,600 people and covers suburbs including Camellia, Harris Park, Granville, South Granville, Mays Hill, Merrylands, Merrylands West, North Parramatta, Parramatta, South Wentworthville, Westmead, Guildford West, Sydney Olympic Park, Newington, Holroyd, Clyde, Auburn, Old Guildford, Guildford, Silverwater, Rosehill, Rydalmere.
People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may continue to shed virus fragments into the wastewater system for several weeks after they are no longer infectious.
NSW Health urges everyone in these areas to be especially vigilant for any cold like symptoms. If they appear, please immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
High testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19, in order to prevent further transmission. NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward for testing, and urges anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms to get tested without delay and isolate until a negative result is received. People in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and the Wollongong area are asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of symptoms.
There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.
NSW Health is treating 44 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (98 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW:
|Likely source of infection||Cases|
past 24 hours*
|Cases past 7 days**||All cases|
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||2||6||1,649|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||451|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||2||2|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 18 June 2021 to 8pm 19 June 2021
**from 8pm 13 June 2021 to 8pm 19 June 2021
COVID-19 vaccination update
|COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW||Doses past 24 hours*||All doses|
|NSW Health – first doses||4,025||443,004|
|NSW Health – second doses||5,024||232,734|
* notified from 8pm 18 June 2021 to 8pm 19 June 2021
Note: NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.
Video from today’s press conference will be uploaded here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/press-conferences.aspx