02 July 2021

NSW recorded 31 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, of which 27 are linked to previously confirmed cases.

One new overseas-acquired case was recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,697.

There have been 226 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case of the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported. Of these, 188 are now directly linked to other cases in the Bondi cluster.

There were 73,602 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 59,941.

NSW has now administered more than seven million COVID-19 tests. NSW Health wishes to thank the community for coming out for testing in such high numbers, and continues to urge anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

NSW Health administered a record 21,289 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,057 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,280,762, with 872,689 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,408,073 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 June.



Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)

Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 7,058,030
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 2,280,762

Of today's 31 new locally acquired cases, 11 were in isolation throughout their infectious periods. A further 3 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious periods. 12 cases were infectious in the community. Five cases remain under investigation.

Eight of the cases reported today are associated with a healthcare worker announced Wednesday, June 30. A total of nine cases are now linked to the healthcare worker. The nine cases are in close contacts across 4 households. Three of these 9 worked in healthcare and a single aged care facility when infectious. Contacts in patients and staff at the facilities have been identified and tested.  

More than 390 staff and patients have been identified as close contacts to date, with investigations into the source of the first case's infection and contact tracing ongoing.

One new case today is linked to the West Hoxton birthday party. This brings the total number of cases acquired through the birthday party to 42, including 27 people who acquired their infection at the party and 15 subsequent contacts.

Three new cases are linked to Lyfe Café Bondi Beach. The total number of cases linked to this venue is now 28, seven of whom acquired their infection at the café and 21 of whom were subsequent contacts.

There were no new cases linked to the Great Ocean Foods seafood wholesaler in Marrickville. The total number of cases linked to this location remains at 19, including 13 who acquired their infections at the premises and six subsequent contacts.

One new case was linked to Joh Bailey Double Bay. The total number of cases linked to Joh Bailey is now 14, including nine people who acquired their infection at the salon and five subsequent contacts.

Two new cases were linked to Crossways Hotel. This brings the total number of cases linked to the hotel to 12, including eight people who acquired their infection at the hotel and four subsequent contacts.

To keep our community safe, please follow NSW Health advice. If you are directed to get tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route of concern.

NSW Health urges people who have recently travelled from the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria to regularly check local health websites to see if they have visited any of the venues of concern, and if so, immediately follow the relevant public health advice.

If you are in NSW and have attended any of the venues identified by interstate public health authorities at the times and dates listed, please contact NSW Health immediately on 1800 943 553.

In the past 24 hours, NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the sewerage systems at Ireland Park, Hornsby Heights, Dulwich Hill, Canterbury, Homebush, Cronulla and West Camden.

NSW Health is aware of recently diagnosed cases of COVID in all of these areas except Hornsby Heights, which takes in suburbs including Hornsby, Asquith, Mount Kuring-Gai, Mount Colah, Hornsby Heights, Berowra Heights, Cowan and Berowra.

Anyone who lives or works in any of these areas, but especially Hornsby Heights, is asked to be particularly vigilant for the onset of any symptoms that could signal COVID-19. If they appear, please immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

There are more than 350 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 172 COVID-19 cases. Three of these are in intensive care and none require ventilation. Most cases (90 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 1 17 3,285
Interstate 0 1 91
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 27 148 1,855
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster 0 0 451
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 4 13 15
Under initial investigation 0 0 0
Total 32 179 5,697

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 30 June 2021 to 8pm 1 July 2021
**from 8pm 25 June 2021 to 8pm 1 July 2021

Video of today's press conference will be uploaded here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/press-conferences.aspx