NSW recorded two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, both of which were 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.
NSW Health urges the community to come forward for testing in greater numbers as high testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission.
Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged 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 now 11 cases linked to the Bondi cluster. Of the two locally acquired cases to 8pm last night:
- One is a woman in her 50s from Sydney’s south. She is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
- One is a man in his 50s from the Sutherland Shire. He is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
Of the two locally acquired cases notified overnight:
- One is a woman in her 50s from Sydney’s northern suburbs. She is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
- One is a man in his 30s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been in isolation.
These two cases will be included in Tuesday’s numbers.
NSW Health is asking anyone who was in Westfield Bondi Junction (including the car park) on June 12 and June 13 at any stage on those days to 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.
New case locations
Anyone who attended the following new venue of concern 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:
|Tempe||Salvos Stores||7 Bellevue Street||Thursday 17 June 9am – 5pm Saturday 19 June 9am – 5pm|
Anyone who attended the following new venue of concern 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:
|Baulkham Hills||BP service station||134 Seven Hills Road||Sunday 13 June 11.55am – 12.05pm|
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.
Mask up Sydney!
Masks are now mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains, and the Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas.
In addition, masks are now 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 masks are also mandatory 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.
Sewage detections in western Sydney
NSW Health’s ongoing Sewage Surveillance Program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Brooklyn sewage treatment plant.
There was also a detection at the Camellia North and Camelia South pumping stations in Sydney’s western suburbs.
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.
The Brooklyn catchment serves about 1,000 people and covers suburbs including Dangar Island, Cowan, Brooklyn, Mooney Mooney, and Cheerio Point.
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.
Get tested, get vaccinated
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.