14 new cases of COVID in NSW

Опубликованно 02.09.2020 03:39

14 new cases of COVID in NSW

Of these, only one case is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine, and one case was acquired in Victoria.

One was locally acquired with no links to other cases, and 11 were locally acquired and linked to known cases.

There has been a major outbreak in several schools across Sydney, with five of Monday’s cases linked to the Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook – four students and a household contact of a previously confirmed case.

There are nine cases linked to the school, including six students, but no source has been identified.Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in NSW since July 1Live Data Source: Health Protection NSW

“The original source of this cluster remains under investigation, and this morning we received two additional cases (linked to the school), a teacher and a student,” chief health officer Kerry Chant told reporters on Monday.

The school’s senior campus will be closed until August 24 and the junior campus closed until August 11.

“All students, staff and support staff of the secondary school are isolating for 14 days and being tested regardless of symptoms,” Dr Chant said.

Anyone at the junior school is asked to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they arise.

In addition to the Cherrybrook cluster, Bonnyrigg Heights Public school has closed for cleaning after a student attended while infectious on August 4, 5 and 6.

An early learning centre at Quakers Hill is also closed for cleaning, and contact tracing is under way after a staff member worked while infectious on Monday, August 3.

A student at Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta was also diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday morning.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (right) has warned one person’s actions can cause so much harm to the community/. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Joel Carrett

Premier Gladys Berejiklian praised the high number of tests done over the weekend – about 50,000, but said the state was “still on very high alert”.

“We are holding the line, but it’s still really important for people to come and get tested, to be aware of where they’ve been and to assume whenever they leave the house themselves, or someone they come into contact with, has the virus,” she said.

Ms Berejiklian pleaded with residents to limit the amount of places they go to when leaving their homes after two men tested positive last week, days after visiting more than half a dozen venues each over the weekend.

The Premier said she did not want to lock the state down again but did not dismiss the idea.

“We are in a state of high alert,” she said. “We don’t want to have to impose further restrictions on people’s ability to be free, but your actions can unintentionally cause so much harm to those in the community.

“Consider your own actions and what you’re doing.”

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