New South Wales has recorded ten new cases of the Omicron COVID-19 strain as a cluster in western Sydney continues to grow.
Nine of the new cases are connected to the outbreak, which started at a climbing gym in Villawood before spreading to two schools.
“NSW Health continues to investigate the source of infection of a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Regents Park Christian School, St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School in Regents Park, and the Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym in Villawood in South Western Sydney,” NSW Health said in a statement.
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The state now has 25 cases of the new variant, 14 local, and 11 from overseas or on international flights.
“To date, none of these cases have been admitted to hospital in NSW for treatment of COVID-19,” NSW Health added.
The state also recorded 208 new cases and zero deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
There are now 152 people in hospital, 24 of whom are in intensive care.