26 June 2021

NSW recorded 29 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This includes 17 cases which were announced on Friday morning.

No new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,535.

There have been 82 locally acquired cases since 16 June 2021, when the index case for the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported.

A total of 80 cases are now linked to the Bondi cluster and 20 of these cases are associated with the West Hoxton Park birthday party.

One of the cases reported to 8pm last night remain under investigation and the source of another previously reported case, a child who attends St Charles' Catholic Primary School in Waverley, also remains unlinked.

There were 55,227 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 47,603. This is the highest number of COVID-19 tests in one day since 23 December 2020, when 60,184 tests were recorded.

NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward for testing. High testing rates are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission.

NSW Health administered 18,088 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 6,637 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,076,483, with 766,789 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,309,694 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 24 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 29 locally acquired cases to 8pm last night, 26 are linked to the Bondi cluster. Twelve of the 29 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious periods.

Two cases were linked to a workplace in Marrickville, Great Ocean Foods.

Anyone who worked in, attended or was a customer in Great Ocean Foods at 5/11 Cadogan Street from Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June and their household contacts is a close contact andmust immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

Anyone who directly received a delivery from Great Ocean Foods from Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June and their household contacts must immediately get tested and isolate until further advice is provided by NSW Health.

NSW Health has also been notified of additional venues across Sydney visited by confirmed cases of COVID‑19.

Anyone who attended the following venue at the time listed is a close contact andmust immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:





SydneyCheers Bar & Grill

561 George Street

Sunday 20 June

01.45am – 03.30am

BankstownRebel, Bankstown Shopping CentreNorth Terrace

Thursday 24 June

3.45pm – 4.30pm

Anyone who attended any of the following venues at the listed times 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 isolate and get tested if they develop:






Paloma Espresso Café Shop 1 Ground floor 10 Shelley Street

Monday 21 June

1:50pm to 2:10pm



Casula Central Shopping Complex,

16/633 Hume Hwy

Tuesday 22 June

12.50pm to 12.55pm


Pasta Italia Cucina

Casula Central Shopping Complex, 12A/633 - 639 Hume Hwy

Tuesday 22 June

1pm to 1.10pm

Venues of concern continue to be identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues and associated health advice is being updated regularly. Please check the NSW Health website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern.

As of 11.59pm last night (Friday), rules and restrictions apply to people who live or usually work or study (at a university or TAFE) in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, and Randwick local government areas to protect the community from COVID-19.

Due to the risk associated with an increasing number of exposure venues where transmission has occurred, until at least 11.59pm on Friday 2 July these people must not leave home unless it is for an essential reason. Find out more about additional restrictions for Sydney

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at a total of 12 sewage treatment plants in Camelia South, Paddington, Cronulla, Caringbah, Ireland Park, West Camden, St Mary's, Lough Park, Maroubra, Auburn, Botany and Bourke.

NSW Health is aware of recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 who are isolating in all of these catchments except for Bourke in western NSW. Everyone residing or working in and around these areas is asked to be especially vigilant for any symptoms that could signal COVID. If they appear, please get tested and self-isolate immediately.

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 the testing clinics webpage or contact your GP.

NSW Health is treating 64 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care. Most cases (92 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

Cases past 24 hours*

Cases past 7 days**

All cases

Overseas 0 10 3,268
Interstate 0 0 90
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 28 74 1,723
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster 0 0 453
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 1 2 3
Under initial investigation 0 0 0
Total 29 86 5,535

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

*notified from 8pm 24 June 2021 to 8pm 25 June 2021
**from 8pm 18 June 2021 to 8pm 25 June 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSWDoses past 24 hours*All doses
NSW Health - first doses
NSW Health - second doses7,435278,226

* notified from 8pm 24 June 2021 to 8pm 25 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.