Public Health Alert – 19 new cases in NSW as 67,000 people get tested – Tuesday, 29 June 2021

NSW recorded 19 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Seventeen of these cases are linked to previously confirmed cases and the source of infection for two cases is under investigation.

There have been 149 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case of the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported. Of these, 141 are now linked to the Bondi cluster.

There were 67,000 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 58,870.

NSW Health administered a record 19,526 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,358 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park. 

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,146,701, with 809,848 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,336,853 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 27 June.

Case details

Of today’s 19 new locally acquired cases, seven were in isolation throughout their infectious period and a further two cases were in isolation for part of their infectious periods. Nine cases were infectious in the community and the isolation status of one case is being confirmed.

Today’s cases include a Rose Bay Secondary School student. The school site will be closed today for cleaning. All staff and students have been asked to self-isolate until they receive further advice.

Three new cases are linked to the Great Ocean Foods seafood wholesaler in Marrickville. This brings the total number of cases acquired through Great Ocean Foods including contacts of workers there to 19.

Three new cases are linked to the West Hoxton birthday party. This brings the total number of cases acquired through the Birthday party to 34, including 27 people who acquired it at the party and subsequent contacts.

More than 40 people attended this birthday party. It was initially believed about 30 people had attended, but this number increased following further investigations and contact tracing. Six people who attended the party and were fully vaccinated, as well as one person who was partially vaccinated, have returned negative results to date.

The source of two cases reported in today’s numbers are under investigation. The first case is a man in his 40s from Sydney’s south west, who has been working in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. 

The second case works as a member of the Out of School Hours service at Bellevue Hill Public School. This case has not had any close contact with staff or students while infectious. NSW Health is reminding the public of its advice for a number of key venues of concern across Sydney. These venues were visited by confirmed cases of COVID‑19 and transmission occurred.

Venues of concern

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

KensingtonDoncaster Hotel268 Anzac ParadeWednesday 23 June 5.45pm – 8pm
BondiLyfe Cafe Bondi Beach2/154 Glenayr AvenueWednesday 16 June 12:30pm to 2:15pm From Friday 18 June to Saturday 19 June From Tuesday 22 June to Thursday 24 June
Double BayJoh Bailey7 Knox StreetFrom Tuesday 15 June to Wednesday 23 June
MarrickvilleGreat Ocean Foods5/11 Cadogan StreetFrom Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June
BondiThe Royal Bondi283 Bondi RoadSunday 20 June 7:50pm to 9:30pm Saturday 19 June 5pm to 6:30pm

Anyone who was at Westfield Bondi Junction, including the car parks, from 12 June must get tested for COVID-19. Only people with symptoms and those in specific exposure venues at the listed times are asked to isolate.

Bondi JunctionWestfield Bondi Junction (including car park)500 Oxford StreetFrom Saturday 12 June to Friday 18 June  

People who were in Westfield Bondi Junction on these days and do not have symptoms and have not been at the specific exposure venues at the listed times do not need to isolate.

To keep our community safe, follow NSW Health advice. If you are directed to get tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a route of concern.

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at a total of five sewage treatment plants in Camelia South, Camelia North, Auburn, Parsley Bay and Lough Park.

NSW Health is aware of recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 who are isolating in all of these catchments. Everyone residing or working in and around these areas is asked to be especially vigilant for any symptoms that could signal COVID. If they appear, please get tested and self-isolate immediately.

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 here or contact your GP.

To book your COVID-19 vaccination, go to www.nsw.gov.au or visit the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker online.