Public Health Alert – 35 new cases in NSW, two new cases in Baulkham Hills aged care facility residents – Monday, 5 July 2021

NSW recorded 35 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 33 are linked to a known case or cluster – 20 are household contacts – and the source of infection for two cases remain under investigation.

Two new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 5,790.

There have been 312 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case of the Bondi cluster was reported. There are now 238 cases directly linked to known cases in the Bondi cluster, as well as 54 who are linked to other known cases in the outbreak.

There were 58,373 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 45,079.

NSW Health administered 13,358 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,185 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

NSW Health administered a record 131,337 vaccines in the week ending Sunday 4 July, including 49,348 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,401,763, with 921,659 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,480,104 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Saturday 3 July.

NSW Health is treating 226 COVID-19 cases. Four of these people are in intensive care and none require ventilation. Most cases (89 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Case details

Of today’s 35 new locally acquired cases, 24 were in isolation throughout their infectious periods and four cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Seven cases were infectious in the community.

There are two new cases in residents of SummitCare Baulkham Hills aged care facility, bringing the total number of cases associated with the aged care facility to five. Of the two new cases, both women in their 70s, one resident is fully vaccinated, and one has not been vaccinated. The three previously reported cases were fully vaccinated.

Out of an abundance of caution all five residents have been transferred to Westmead Hospital for observation. The wife of one of the cases, who also resides at the aged care facility, is also now at Westmead Hospital. To date, she has returned a negative COVID-19 test result.

There are five new cases associated with Virgin flight VA524 on Saturday 26 June, bringing the total number of cases associated with this flight to nine, including eight passengers and one household contact.

There are two new cases associated with the birthday party at West Hoxton, bringing the total number of cases associated with the party to 45.

A student at Rose Bay Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is a close contact of a previous case. The school will be closed today (Monday 5 July) for the on-site attendance of staff and visitors.

Auburn construction site venue of concern

This morning, NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant announced confirmed cases in construction sites in Sydney, Auburn and Toongabbie.

Anyone who worked at the construction site at 59A Queen Street, Auburn from 11:30am to 2:30pm between Monday 28 June until Friday 2 July is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of whether you have a negative result.

Anyone who worked at the construction site at 74 Aurelia street, Toongabbie from 7:00am to 12:00pm from Monday 28 June until Friday 2 July is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of whether you have a negative result.

If you worked at the Toongabbie site at any of these dates and times outside 7:00am to 12:00pm, you are considered a casual contact and must get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative test result.

Household contacts of those who attended these three construction sites must immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Get tested

All other venues of concern in western Sydney can be found here.

To keep our community safe, please 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 public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.

Anyone who visited Auburn Town Centre on or after 27 June to get tested for COVID-19, even if they do not have any symptoms. People with no symptoms or who have not been to close or casual venues do not need to strictly isolate while waiting for their test result, but should limit their movements outside the home to only the essentials.

There are over 30 testing clinics in western Sydney and more than 350 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.

You must stay at home

Stay-at-home orders are now in effect across all Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Until 11.59pm on Friday 9 July, everyone in Greater Sydney must stay at home, unless it is for an essential reason such as:

  • shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
  • compassionate needs or medical care, including being vaccinated for COVID‑19 (unless you have been identified as a close contact);
  • exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer;
  • essential work or education, where you cannot work or study from home.

People who have been in the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) on or after Monday 21 June must follow the stay-at-home orders for a period of 14 days after leaving Greater Sydney.