10 new COVID cases in NSW, five locally acquired

TEN new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in New South Wales in the last 24 hours, including five cases of community transmission.

The five other cases were detected in hotel quarantine.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said they had tracked down where the locally acquired cases had originated.


“Four were linked to that new cluster around the private clinic and one, Health believes, is an old case linked to Liverpool Hospital,” the Premier said.

“It is believed the infection was acquired back in August and so that person is no longer infectious, yet the disease was picked up in them.”

NSW Health is still trying working with the patients and venues across Sydney to determine anywhere they may have visited.

Alerts will be sent out later in the day detailing any new areas the infected people may have travelled.

“Obviously we are concerned because they are across a wide range of suburbs,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We need to make sure that geographically everybody in those areas, everybody in those suburbs, even if they haven’t been to any of those locations listed, there is always the chance the virus can still be lurking in those communities.”