COVID-19 cases continue to rise in New South Wales, with another 11 cases recorded, including six cases of community transmission.
Three of the cases have been linked to the GP practice in Lakemba, seeing the cases linked to that cluster increase to 15.
A positive case in an elderly man from Bargo was reported on Wednesday and was included in Thursday’s numbers. One of today’s new cases is a household contact of that man.
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Two more cases are under investigation.
The other five cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard expressed concerns about the low numbers of testing with only 15,802 tests yesterday.
“We are aiming to have at least 20,000 a day and while we have these positive cases still amongst us … the emphasis that Dr Chant and I have is please get tested.”
The health Minister also expressed concerns about new cases popping up in Shepparton in Victoria’s north – which is within the NSW border bubble.
He said that there was a “very high alert in that southern area” and more alerts had been placed on aged care facilities and health facilities on the NSW side of that border bubble.
NSW has reported six new cases of locally transmitted #COVID19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Five cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were also diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,132. pic.twitter.com/luMFadcmo1
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) October 15, 2020