06 July 2021

NSW recorded 18 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 16 are linked to a known case or cluster – nine are household contacts – and the source of infection for two cases remain under investigation.

No new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 5,808.

There have been 330 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case of the Bondi cluster was reported.

There are now 255 cases directly linked to known cases in the Bondi cluster.

There were 32,136 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 58,373.

NSW Health administered 20,562 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,249 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,426,414, with 942,221 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,484,193 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Sunday 4 July.

Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 5,808
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases) 56
Total tests carried out 7,250,201
Total vaccinations administered in NSW 2,426,414

Of today’s 18 new locally acquired cases, 11 were in isolation throughout their infectious periods and five cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Two cases were infectious in the community.

There has been one further confirmed case of COVID-19 in a worker at SummitCare Baulkham Hills aged care facility to 8pm last night. When this worker was identified as a close contact, they went into isolation immediately, but had worked throughout their infectious period.

This brings the total number of cases associated with the aged care facility to eight, including five residents and three aged care workers.

Four residents were fully vaccinated, and one – who entered the facility in mid-May – has not been vaccinated.

The aged care worker included in today’s numbers has had their first AstraZeneca dose. The two other aged care workers had not been vaccinated.

Out of an abundance of caution all five residents with COVID-19 have been transferred to Westmead Hospital for observation.

One further case has been recorded to 8pm last night linked to a gathering at the Meriton Suites Waterloo on Saturday 26 June.

A total of seven people who attended the gathering have now tested positive for COVID-19 and five household contacts of these people have also tested positive.

Anyone – including guests, staff and contractors – who was on any level of the Meriton Suites, 30 Danks Street, Waterloo, for any amount of time between 7pm on Saturday 26 June and 8am on Monday 5 July must immediately get tested and isolate until you receive further advice from NSW Health.

NSW Health is urging people in Bossley Park and the broader Fairfield to be particularly vigilant for symptoms due to the identification of unlinked cases in the area.

Advice has been updated for the following venue. Anyone who attended the following venue at the times listed is a close contact and must 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:

Bossley Park Club Marconi 121-133 Prairie Vale Road Friday, 25 June 2pm – 8.30pm
Saturday, 26 June 10am – 6pm

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected traces of the virus that causes COVID-19 at several locations around Sydney. The detection at Penrith sewage treatment plant is of particular concern, as there are no known cases in this catchment.

Penrith covers about 75,000 people in suburbs including Cambridge Gardens, Cambridge Park, Leonay, Emu Plains, Glenbrook, Penrith, South Penrith, Glenmore Park, Jamisontown, Regentville, Lapstone, Orchard Hills, Kingswood, Castlereagh, Cranebrook, Llandilo, Sun Valley, Mount Riverview, Emu Heights, Jordan Springs, Mulgoa, Warrimoo, Blaxland, Yellow Rock and Blue Mountains National Park.

Anyone who lives or works in or around this area is asked to be particularly vigilant for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19, and if they appear, immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

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 at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.

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.

There are currently 26 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with six people in intensive care, two of whom require ventilation.

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 23 3,292
Interstate 0 0 91
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster 16 163 1,951
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster 0 0 451
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing 2 15 23
Under initial investigation 0 0 0
Total 18 201 5,808

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 4 July 2021 to 8pm 5 July 2021
**from 8pm 29 June 2021 to 8pm 5 July 2021

COVID-19 vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW Doses past 24 hours* All doses
NSW Health – first doses 14,431 612,656
NSW Health – second doses 6,131 329,565
Total 20,562 942,221

*notified from 8pm 4 July 2021 to 8pm 5 July 2021