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Wollongong - COVID19 case detected


Wollongong has recorded a COVID19 case in the latest round of NSW Health testing.

NSW recorded eight locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, with an additional three cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW to 4,769 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There were 18,923 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 31,864. While testing numbers generally drop on weekends, NSW Health urges people – especially those in western, south-western Sydney and Wollongong – to continue to come forward with even the mildest of symptoms.

Every person who is tested plays an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19. Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 4,769, Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56, Total tests carried out 4,170,366

Of the 8 new locally acquired cases to 8pm last night:

  • Five are linked to the Berala cluster, which now numbers 13.
  • Two are contacts of previously reported cases linked to the Avalon cluster, which now numbers 148.
  • One is a contact of a previously reported case from Wollongong.
  • In addition, 3 cases were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine.


Images Credit: NSW Health Facebook