NSW recorded eight new locally acquired virus cases, including three cases flagged on Wednesday, ending a 12-day run without community submissions.
Kelly Chant, New South Wales Chief Health Officer, said Thursday that the eight new cases were from two separate clusters under investigation.
The first was linked to a dialysis cluster at Liverpool Hospital. One case is a woman in her thirties who is a healthcare professional who hosted a social event in which two female guests were infected.
The other two in the cluster are a man in his 80s and a woman in his 60s who are the contacts of the healthcare professional’s household.
“What we think is that asymptomatic health care workers work at Liverpool Hospital,” said Dr. Chant.
The source for the second cluster (three linked cases revealed on Wednesday) is still under investigation.
According to NSW Health, another four cases of hotel quarantine international travelers were also diagnosed Wednesday from 24 hours to 8 pm, bringing the state to a total of 4,072.
NSW Prime Minister Gladys Beregikrian said more incidents are likely to come to light in the coming days.
“We have identified these eight cases and expect to find that many close stakeholders and families are positive as a result, so it is very important that everyone be careful.” She said.
A Macquarie University spokesperson confirmed that the student was in eight new cases.
The university’s Sports Aquatic Center and Faculty of Arts buildings were closed on Thursday for thorough cleaning, but will reopen on Friday.
“According to guidance from the authorities, contact tracing measures are currently underway and anyone who may have come into contact with a student will be notified to be self-quarantined and tested,” a spokesman said. ..
While these new local incidents threaten the prospect of the Queensland border reopening on November 1, Ms. Beregikrian “made rules” for her northern counterpart, Anastasia Parasekuk. I accused him.
Queensland gave NSW 48 hours on Wednesday to find the source of three new cases before the countdown clock resumed. This is because larger states insist that they have to go 28 days without a single community case.
“The Queensland Government seems to be developing the rules as they go,” said Beregikrian.
“I don’t know where they got the concept of the 48 hour deadline. Sure, I want to send a very strong message to NSW healthcare professionals. Keep working (and) other Ignore the government’s artificial deadlines. We impose them. “
Premier is “not patient” for companies that ignore the rules
Berejiklian also reported that the Government of New South Wales is considering making the service NSWQR scancode a must-have feature for venues and businesses.
Meanwhile, Health, New South Wales warned everyone who attended the Ripple Restaurant at Milsons Point last Saturday from 8 pm to 10:30 pm.
During that period, the restaurant was unable to keep track of the “minority” diners, and contact tracers said they relied on public calls to reach all those who are currently considered close contacts. I did.
Mr. Beregikrian said there is no excuse for companies that do not strictly comply with the COVID safe rules.
“I can’t stand people who aren’t doing the right thing, especially companies.
“We were very patient and tolerant of getting everyone involved, but many disappoint the entire community.”
12,498 tests were reported during the 24-hour reporting period, compared to the last 24-hour 5970.
New health alert
NSW Health warnings for diners attending Ripple’s restaurant will be added to several other rafts issued Wednesday.
People who attend a Pilates class at 8:15 am at Fitness First in Curlingford on October 3 are considered close contacts and will be tested immediately, even if a negative test result is obtained. Must be quarantined for 14 days.
NSW Health also warned people at the Mazda Artarmon Repair Center on the North Shore of Sydney from 7:30 am to 9:30 am Friday to monitor their symptoms.
From October 2nd to 5th, additional public health alerts were issued to Narelan Kmart, Penrith Homemaker Center, Penrith Guzman Y Gomez, Penrith Home Company, Westfield Parramatta, and Castle Towers Shopping Center.
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