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Nurse sparks another COVID-19 alert

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A nurse at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital has been diagnosed with covid-19, prompting a new health alert.

The casual employee worked an evening shift on Wednesday while infectious.

New South Wales Health believes the nurse provided specialised care to one patient, and had limited contact with a small number of colleagues.

Contact tracing is underway - the source of the infection is NOT believed to have occurred inside the hospital.

The case will be included in today's figures.