Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. One previously reported case has now been excluded after an expert panel review. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 3,328.
Of today’s new cases, three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
Ten cases reported today are associated with the Crossroads Hotel. Of these, six attended the venue, two are close contacts and two acquired their infection at a gym attended by a previously reported case. They are:
Since 8pm last night an additional 1 case has been reported linked to the hotel cluster, bringing the total number associated with the cluster to 34. A male in his 20s who is a close contact if a confirmed case.
Staff and patrons who attended the Planet Fitness gym in Casula between 4-10 July are now considered to be close contacts and are being advised to self-isolate for 14 days and seek testing. Further investigations are underway.
Other venues attended by cases in the Crossroads Hotel cluster are under investigation. These include, Bankstown YMCA in Revesby, Woolworths in Bowral, Milky Lane in Parramatta (which was attended from 2 – 3 pm on 11 July), Bavarian Macarthur in Campbelltown, Macarthur Tavern in Campbelltown, West Leagues Club in Campbelltown. Everyone who attended these venues at the times above should monitor for symptoms, and isolate immediately and seek testing if any symptoms develop.
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Contact tracing is continuing for staff and patrons who attended the Crossroads Hotel from 3-10 July. These are being contacted and advised to self-isolate for 14 days and seek testing. Further investigations are underway.
NSW Health is urging anyone who attended the Crossroads Hotel at Casula between Friday 3 July and Friday 10 July to immediately self-isolate until 14 days after they were last there, attend a clinic for testing even if they have no symptoms, watch for symptoms and get retested should any respiratory symptoms occur. Even if you get a negative test stay in isolation for 14 days.
One of the cases worked at Casula K Mart on 10 July from 5 pm – midnight. People who were at the store at this time are not directed to self-isolate, but instead to watch for symptoms and get tested if they occur. Contact tracing is continuing for staff and patrons and further investigations are underway.
It is important to note there are a wide range of COVID-19 testing clinics across the State, including in South Western Sydney.
The full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.
Anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – is urged to seek testing and self-isolate. Do not go to work or catch public transport until you are cleared of COVID-19.
We are at a critical point in the fight to contain COVID-19. It is absolutely essential the community works together to limit the spread of the virus, by always maintaining good hand hygiene, adhering to physical distancing rules whenever possible and getting tested whenever symptoms occur, however mild.
It’s essential that we all take the risk of transmission very seriously and take steps to protect ourselves and loved ones:
People who work in high-risk settings such as health care facilities or aged care homes must not to attend work if they have symptoms and must get tested immediately. People should also not visit relatives in these settings if they have even the mildest of symptoms or have recently returned from Victoria.
A total of 17,660 tests were notified in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 12,332 tests in the previous 24 hours. There are 89 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, with one in intensive care. This person does not require a ventilator. In NSW, 2,799 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19.
It is essential people follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine and maintain COVID-safe practices of physical distancing of 1.5 metres, cough or sneeze into their elbow, and regularly wash their hands.
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.