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Wollongong - NSW Health COVID19 investigation continues

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NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday, making it 26 days in a row. 

Two new cases were acquired overseas, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,945; there were 14,518 tests reported as well.
NSW Health is continuing to screen passengers arriving on flights from Victoria, and any person who enters NSW from Victoria by air or rail is required to complete a passenger declaration form.

Investigations continue into the source of infection of a returned overseas traveller from the Wollongong area who tested positive for COVID-19 after being released from hotel quarantine. Further information will be released as it becomes available. Genomic testing results indicate this case is not related to any other cases in hotel quarantine at the same time. Further investigations are underway to determine the source of the case, including the possibility that it is an old infection from overseas. 

Restrictions are being eased today across the Greater Sydney region including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains.

Image Credit: NSW Health Facebook

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