Nine new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in NSW in the past 24 hours.
Of the new cases, one is a returned overseas traveller who remains in hotel quarantine, while seven are linked to a known case or cluster.
The ninth case is a person from South Eastern Sydney, which remains under investigation with “no source identified at this point”.
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NSW Health said one case attended Tattersalls City Gym in Sydney, and one is a household contact of a previously reported case linked to the CBD cluster, which now stands at 68 cases.
Five of the locally acquired cases are linked to Concord Hospital, including two healthcare workers, one patient and two household contacts of the patient.
The two healthcare workers worked at the hospital while potentially infectious but the pair reported having no symptoms while at work and wore personal protective equipment while caring for patients, with contacting tracing underway.
All non-urgent surgery at Concord has been cancelled until Friday and the hospital has been closed to all visitors from 8am today until 10am Friday 11 September as it undergoes deep cleaning.
Following a boarding student at Kincoppal Rose Bay School testing positive to COVID-19, NSW Health has identified 100 students as close contacts.
All close contacts, including teachers and students, have been placed into quarantine, while the school has been cleaned and the boarding facility remains open to some year groups.
A number of popular venues have again been put on alert after it was revealed positive cases attended them while infectious.
Anyone who visited the following locations at the times listed below is considered to be a ‘close contact’ and is being directed to get tested and isolate for 14 days.
They must stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received.
- Albion Hotel, Parramatta Beer Garden and Pavilion, on Saturday 5 September between 8.15pm – 11.15pm for at least an hour.
- The Crocodile Farm Hotel, Ashfield on Friday 4 September between 5.30pm – 6.30pm for at least an hour.
- The New Shanghai Night restaurant, Ashfield on Friday 4 September between 6.30pm -8pm for at least an hour.
People who were there for less than an hour during the above times are considered ‘casual contacts’ and are being urged to monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop and remain in isolation until they receive a negative result.
Meanwhile, anyone who attended the following venues or travelled on the below trains at the following dates and times are considered a casual contact and are also being urged to monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop.
- Macquarie Shopping Centre, including Food Court, Coco Tea, Myer, Time Zone and Tommy Gun’s Barbershop, on Saturday 5 September from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
- The Railway Hotel, Liverpool on Friday 4 September from 10:00pm – 11:30pm.
- T1/T9 North Shore Line on 7 September between 9:17 – 9:29am from Milson’s Point to St Leonards
- T1/T9 North Shore Line on 7 September between 9:53 – 10:14am from St Leonard’s to Milsons Point
In the past 24 hours, more than 20,852 people have been swabbed for the virus.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW now stands at 3,946.