NSW recorded two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, one of which was announced yesterday morning.
NSW Health has also been notified of two new locally acquired cases overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow's numbers.
Three new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,453.
There were 24,468 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 26,631.
NSW Health administered 9,049 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 6,113 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,888,561, with 675,738 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,212,823 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 18 June.
There are now nine cases linked to the Bondi cluster. Of the locally acquired cases to 8pm last night:
Of the two new locally acquired cases notified overnight:
NSW Health has upgraded advice for anyone who was in Westfield Bondi Junction (including the car park) on June 12 and June 13.
Now, anyone who was in that location at any stage on those days must get tested for COVID-19. Only people with symptoms and those in specific exposure venues at the listed times are asked to test and isolate.
People who do not have symptoms and have not been at the specific exposure venues at the listed times do not need to isolate, however everyone is strongly urged to avoid gatherings and minimise their movements, such as not attending the cinemas or trips to the ski fields. If you can work from home, please do so.
This broader surveillance testing will help NSW Health to determine the extent of potential transmission at Westfield Bondi Junction. Detecting any cases early is critical to prevent ongoing transmission.
NSW Health continues to ask people to wear masks in indoor settings.
Masks are mandatory on public transport in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains and this is now being extended to include the Wollongong and Shellharbour council areas from 4pm today.
In addition, masks will become mandatory in all public indoor venues in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas.
These venues include retail, theatres, aged care facilities and for front-of-house hospitality staff.
NSW Health continues to remind people to avoid non-essential visits to aged care and disability facilities, but if visiting, wear a mask and limit visits to two people per day.
Anyone who attended the following stores within the Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet shopping complex at the times listed is
a close contact and
must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:
Tuesday 15 June
12.30pm – 1pm
12.30pm – 1pm
12.50pm – 1.15pm
Anyone who attended any of the following venues at the times listed
must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and self-isolate until they receive further advice from NSW Health:
Wednesday 16 June
4.45pm – 5.30pm
Anyone who attended any of the following venues at the times listed is
a casual contact andmust immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately get tested and isolate if they develop:
11am – 11.30am
1.15pm – 1.25pm
Wednesday 16 June
6pm – 6.45pm
Thursday 17 June
9.50am – 10.20am
Thursday 17 June
4.20pm – 4.50pm
Further venues of concern are being identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues is continuing to be updated. Please check the NSW Health website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a
venue of concern.
NSW Health has established a new testing pop-up in Drummoyne, and extended hours at multiple testing sites across Sydney and Wollongong. The new Drummoyne clinic is at Drummoyne Laverty Pathology Drive Through Clinic, Birkenhead Point Rooftop Carpark, 19 Roseby Street from 8am-4pm, 7 days a week.
NSW Health's ongoing Sewage Surveillance Program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Brooklyn sewage treatment plant.
The Brooklyn catchment serves about 1,000 people and covers suburbs including Dangar Island, Cowan, Brooklyn, Mooney Mooney, and Cheerio Point.
There was also another detection at the Camellia North and Camelia South pumping stations in Sydney's western suburbs. It follows a detection in the area on Friday 18 June.
The Camellia North and South catchments serve about 109,600 people and covers suburbs including Camellia, Harris Park, Granville, South Granville, Mays Hill, Merrylands, Merrylands West, North Parramatta, Parramatta, South Wentworthville, Westmead, Guildford West, Sydney Olympic Park, Newington, Holroyd, Clyde, Auburn, Old Guildford, Guildford, Silverwater, Rosehill, Rydalmere.
People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may continue to shed virus fragments into the wastewater system for several weeks after they are no longer infectious.
NSW Health urges everyone in these areas to be especially vigilant for any cold like symptoms. If they appear, please immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
High testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19, in order to prevent further transmission. NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward for testing, and urges anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms to get tested without delay and isolate until a negative result is received. People in Sydney's eastern suburbs and the Wollongong area are asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of symptoms
There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit
COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.
NSW Health is treating 44 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (98 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 18 June 2021 to 8pm 19 June 2021
**from 8pm 13 June 2021 to 8pm 19 June 2021
* notified from 8pm 18 June 2021 to 8pm 19 June 2021
Note: NSW Health’s vaccination clinics generally operate Monday to Friday. Therefore, there may be limited or no vaccines administered on weekend days and public holidays due to planned closures.