Sydney COVID cluster surpasses 100 with 30 new cases

New South Wales has recorded a further 30 local cases of COVID-19 as Greater Sydney emerges from its first night of a citywide lockdown.

All of today’s cases are linked to the Bondi cluster, taking it to 110.

A total of 52,048 tests were carried during the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday.


Officials have confirmed 11 of the new cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period while three were in isolation for part of their infectious period.

The number of people diagnosed with the virus linked to the Great Ocean Foods cluster in Marrickville has also risen to 11.

A Virgin Australia flight attendant is among those linked to the Great Ocean cluster.

The cabin crew member flew five interstate flights on Friday and Saturday between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast sparking alerts for passengers.

Read more: Virgin Australia flight attendant tests positive to COVID-19

It’s also been revealed that one person is being treated in ICU but is not currently on a ventilator.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned that they expect to see a spike in cases over the coming days.

“Given how contagious this strain of the virus is, we do anticipate that in the next few days, case numbers are likely to increase even beyond what we have seen today because we are seeing that people in isolation, unfortunately, would have already transmitted to all their house contacts,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We want to anticipate that case numbers will increase but the measure of our success won’t be so much the people in isolation get the disease but the measure of our success will be to limit the number of people who went out at about into the community with the disease.

“That is why we are in the situation we are in.”

More to come.