Local transmission among five new virus cases in NSW

NSW has recorded five new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including three which were acquired by local transmission.

The other two cases are returned overseas travellers who remain in hotel quarantine.

Of the locally transmitted cases, one is linked to the Liverpool private clinic cluster, and the other is a social contact of a previously reported confirmed case of unknown source.


The third case is still under investigation, however NSW Health has today issued an alert for anyone who visited Lakemba Radiology from noon to 2.30pm on October 1.

Anyone who attended the clinic during those times is considered a casual contact of a known case.

“These people should monitor for symptoms and if they develop get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate,” NSW Health said.

Advice for passengers who travelled on a bus from Central at 11.48pm on October 4 arriving Strathfield 12.15am on October 5 has also been updated.

“All passengers on the bus are now considered close contacts and are advised to immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days from the time of travel,” NSW Health said.

“Passengers should remain isolated for the full 14 days regardless of their test result.”

More than 12,800 people in NSW were swabbed for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.