Virus Spreading Out Of Sydney As Highest New Covid Cases Is Reached
Regional parts now at risk
A whopping 291 new cases were recorded in New South Wales in the last 24 hours from 109,000 tests with at least 50 of them were infectious in the community.
Sadly, a southwestern Sydney woman in her 60s has passed away. It’s understood she is linked to the outbreak at Liverpool hospital and was infected on July 29.
In the Newcastle area, there are 2 new cases, bringing the total active cases to 7.
Whilst all the cases are linked, Dr Chant is urging testing rates to be increased in the Newcastle area to ensure any unlinked chains of transmission are detected.
Pleasingly, there are no new cases on the Central Coast.
People in the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA are urged to be on very high alert while NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she cannot be more clear in her plea for people to get vaccinated.
“I can’t tell you how important it is for us to get those vaccination rates up because it will give government better options on what we can do moving forward and certainly the health experts will feel more confident giving us advice once we know we have higher rates of vaccination,” she said.
Worryingly, there are 12 staff members from KFC in Punchbowl who have tested positive for COVID19.
It's been confirmed Year 12 students from Sydney's 8 LGA hotspots will not go back to school in mid-August as originally thought. Students outside those LGA's will be allowed a flexible HSC model where they may undertake face-to-face learning and exams with health precautions in place.
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