Five more cases have been reported for overseas travelers in Hotel Quarantine, bringing the total number of new cases to 11.
The number of tests has dropped by more than 200 from yesterday to 15,802 in the last 24 hours, compared to 16,021 on Wednesday.
The three newly acquired cases are related to the practice of a general practitioner in Holden Street Lake Kumbha, southwest Sydney. Contact information for all households in cases identified so far.
One of the new cases is a man in his 50s who is a domestic contact with a positive Bargo case.
Two cases acquired locally are under investigation.
“We are calling on the Bargo community to come forward and take the test,” said Dr. Kelly Chant, Chief Health Officer of NSW.
The new pop-up COVID-19 Test Clinic is open in the Community Hall Bargo from 9am to 5:30 pm, including weekends.
New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard said he was disappointed with the decline in the number of tests.
“That’s pretty worrisome,” Hazard said.
“The more people who go out and take the test, the more information we have and the more likely we are to make a balanced decision.”
“The New South Wales government is very keen on deregulating, but it also needs to be balanced,” Hazard said.
“We’ll review it again tomorrow morning. We’ll look for ways to help businesses and communities live a more relaxed life.”
NSW has recorded 4132 cases since the start of the pandemic.
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Place of origin11 new COVID-19 cases, 6 acquired locally