NSW records 10 new cases of COVID-19

There have been ten new cases of coronavirus in NSW in the past 24 hours, however just two of those were locally acquired.

According to NSW Health, both of today’s locally acquired cases are close contacts of a case linked to a person who attended the Great Beginnings childcare centre at Oran Park.

There are now 22 cases linked with the Oran Park community cluster.


It comes as an alert has now been issued for anyone who attended Bavarian Macarthur in Macarthur Square on Saturday 10 October between 7pm to 9pm, after a confirmed COVID-19 case visited the restaurant.

“Anyone who was inside the restaurant for an hour or more during this time is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received,” NSW Health said.

“Anyone who dined outside the restaurant or was there for less than one hour is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.”

Overnight, there have also been eight cases in overseas travellers, however authorities aren’t too concerned as they tested positive in hotel quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, more 14,930 people have been swabbed for the virus, which is considerably up from yesterday’s testing numbers of 7,401.

Meanwhile, NSW Health is continuing to appeal for people to come forward for testing, even if experiencing the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.

“This is particularly important in South Western Sydney, Western Sydney and South Eastern Sydney, where there have been locally transmitted cases recently,” authorities said.

“COVID-19 is still likely circulating in the community and we must all be vigilant.”

The total number of cases in NSW now stands at 4,167.