25 June 2021

NSW recorded 11 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, six of which were announced Thursday morning.

NSW Health has also been notified of an additional 17 locally acquired cases overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow's numbers. There are now 65 cases linked to the Bondi cluster.

NSW Health can now announce a man in his 40s from Sydney’s north-west first reported on Friday 18 June, has now been officially ruled out following further testing at a new expert panel convened by NSW Health yesterday (Thursday) evening.

NSW Health thanks this person for their co-operation in undertaking a range of comprehensive COVID-19 testing as we worked to understand the timing and nature of the reported infection. The case will be removed from reported numbers tomorrow.

One new overseas-acquired case was recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,507.

There were 47,603 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 48,402. NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward to get tested for COVID-19. High testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission.

NSW Health administered a record 18,918 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 6,595 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,034,307, with 748,701 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,285,606 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Wednesday 23 June.

Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)


Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)


Total tests carried out


Total vaccinations administered in NSW


Of the 11 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, six cases were already announced yesterday. They are:

  • A man in his 30s who attended the Christo’s Pizzeria in Paddington at the same time as a previously reported case.
  • Three women who are close contacts of a previously reported case who works as a hairdresser at a Double Bay hair salon. All have been in isolation while infectious.
  • A man in his 40s who is linked to the West Hoxton birthday party, attended by previously reported cases linked to the Bondi cluster. As of 8pm last night, a total of 17 people who attended the party have now tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A man in his 40s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs who is linked to the Bondi cluster.

Five further locally acquired cases were notified to 8pm last night. They are:

  • A man in his 30s, a woman in her 30s, and their child who are household contacts of each other from Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
  • A woman in her 80s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
  • A man in his 20s from the Sutherland Shire who is a close contact of a previously reported case and has been isolating while infectious.

17 locally acquired cases were notified overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow’s numbers. 14 of these cases are linked to known cases, and 3 cases are under investigation.

NSW Health is working with Victorian health authorities after a man who had attended the West Hoxton birthday party has tested as a positive case in Victoria. The case is counted in the Victorian COVID-19 numbers.

Venues of concern are regularly being identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues and associated health advice 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’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Bourke sewage treatment plant in western NSW. The sample was taken on Tuesday 22 June at a sewage treatment plant which serves an area of about 2,000 people. There have been no prior detections at this site.

NSW Health is urging everyone in and around this area to be vigilant for the onset of any cold-like symptoms, and to get tested immediately and isolate if they appear. Additional testing capacity has been arranged for the local community, with a pop-up drive-through clinic open from 9am to 5pm today in Bourke at Davidson Oval, Mertin Street.

NSW Health was also this morning notified of a second detection at the Cronulla sewage treatment plant. The Cronulla catchment serves about 233,000 people. NSW Health is aware of recently confirmed COVID-19 cases who are in isolation in the catchment. However, we urge 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.

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.

Temporary restrictions are now in place in Greater Sydney, which includes the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour areas, until the beginning of 1 July. These restrictions apply to residents, event organisers, businesses, venues, organisations and community groups.

Full details of the temporary restrictions are available on the NSW Government website.

NSW Health is treating 56 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care. Most cases (94 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW:

Likely source of infection

past 24 hours*

Cases past 7 days**

All cases

Overseas 1 15 3,268
Interstate 0 0 90
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 11 49 1,696
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster 0 0 451
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 0 0 2
Under initial investigation 0 0 0
Total 12 64 5,507

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

*notified from 8pm 23 June 2021 to 8pm 24 June 2021

**from 8pm 18 June 2021 to 8pm 24 June 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW
Doses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health - first doses
NSW Health - second doses8,816270,791

* notified from 8pm 23 June 2021 to 8pm 24 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.

Today's press conference wil be uploaded to our website.