New South Wales has recorded seven new cases of COVID-19 today, marking the fourth consecutive day of a single digit increase.
It comes after more than 19,400 people were swabbed for the virus in the past 24 hours.
Of the new cases, two are returned travellers who remain in hotel quarantine, while five were acquired locally – including a Sydney security guard who was diagnosed yesterday.
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The guard worked at the Marriott Hotel in Circular Quay on August 3, 4, 7 and 8.
He also worked at the Sydney Markets in Flemington and Parramatta Local Court while potentially infectious.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said investigations into how the man contracted the virus are continuing, however it’s likely he contracted it at the hotel.
Berejilklian said that at this stage, there doesn’t appear to have been any breach in quarantine, instead possible the guard may have touched the same surface as someone else who was infectious.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the Premier also pleaded for those in the hospitality industry to wear a face mask.
“I ask people who work in cafes, restaurants, hotels and clubs to make sure their staff are encouraged to wear masks,” she said.
Today’s virus numbers come after New South Wales reported just three new cases on Tuesday, its lowest number in more than a month.