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NSW Health - Investigations into COVID19 cases

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NSW Health says 10 new cases of COVID19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday.

Five were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster, the other five are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. The total number of cases in NSW is 4,082; there were 12,868 tests reported in the 24 hour reporting period.

Four of the new locally acquired cases reported today are associated with the private health clinic cluster. Three of these are household contacts of a case reported yesterday and the fourth is a co-worker of a case reported yesterday. There are now seven cases associated with this cluster. Investigations into its source are ongoing.

One of today’s locally acquired cases is included in the total numbers for NSW, but all indications are that it is an old case most likely acquired when the virus was circulating at low levels in South Western Sydney around August. This case is associated with the Liverpool Hospital cluster.

NSW Health is working with Monopole Restaurant, Potts Point to assess the risk to patrons and staff who may have been exposed to COVID-19 when a person who was infectious visited there from 6 to 8pm on the evening of Sunday October 4.

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