NSW Health has confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the state in the last 24 hours, prompting fears of a larger outbreak in the state.
Eight of the cases today have been linked to the Crossroads Hotel in Casula, which has been the centre of a small outbreak in the area. Five attended the hotel and three are contacts of cases who were at the hotel.
Four of those cases had already been reported in the media yesterday.
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It now takes the number of cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel to 13.
“None of these cases appear likely to have been the source of infection at the hotel, which remains closed,” NSW Health said in a statement on Monday.
One of the confirmed cases also attended Planet Fitness Casula, which has since been closed for cleaning.
“While the risk to other members is considered low, anyone who attended the gym must watch for respiratory symptoms or fever, and if they occur, isolate and get tested for COVID-19 right away,” NSW Health said.
Another case linked to the outbreak attended Picton Hotel during their infectious period, attending on July 4, 9, and 10 in the gaming room. The hotel is also closed for cleaning.
A number of ADF personnel are also isolating after attended the Crossroads Hotel. NSW Health says none have tested positive for the virus.
Anyone who attended the Crossroads Hotel at Casula between Friday July 3 and Friday July 10 is being told to immediately self-isolate until 14 days and get tested. There has already been a large turnout at the hotel, where a pop-up clinic has been opened in the carpark.
Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in…
Posted by NSW Health on Sunday, July 12, 2020