NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 24 June

NSW recorded 18 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, 13 of which were already announced yesterday morning.

NSW Health has also been notified of six new locally acquired cases overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow’s numbers. There are now 36 cases linked to the Bondi cluster.

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 5,495.

There were 48,402 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 44,640.

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 17,976 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 6,492 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,993,638, with 729,783 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,263,855 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Tuesday 22 June.

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

5,495

Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)

56

Total tests carried out

6,575,520

Total vaccinations administered in NSW

1,993,638

Of the 18 locally acquired cases notified to 8pm last night, 13 cases were already announced yesterday:

  • 8 of these cases are linked to a birthday party in West Hoxton, attended by a previously reported case linked to the Bondi cluster. About 30 people attended this party and they have all been tested and are in isolation.
  • A woman in her 20s from Wollongong who is a close contact of a previously reported case linked to the Bondi cluster.
  • A hairdresser from Western Sydney who worked in Double Bay. He is not linked to a known case or cluster. Urgent investigations are underway.
  • A woman in her 20s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs who is a close contact of a previously reported case.
  • A man in his 70s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs who is linked to the Bondi cluster.
  • A man in his 50s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs who is linked to the Bondi cluster.

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

  • Two women and a man from Sydney’s south west who are linked to the birthday party, attended by previously reported cases linked to the Bondi cluster.
  • A teenager from Sydney’s eastern suburbs who is linked to the Bondi cluster.
  • A woman in her 20s from Sydney’s eastern suburbs who is a close contact of a previously reported case.

Six locally acquired cases were notified overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow’s numbers:

  • A man in his 30s who attended the Christo’s Pizzeria in Paddington at the same time as a previously reported case linked to the Bondi cluster.
  • 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. A total of 11 people who attended the party have now tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A man in his 40s. He is not yet linked to a known case or cluster. Urgent investigations are underway.

Anyone who attended Crown Hair in Kings Cross on Tuesday 22 June from 9am to 5pm is  a close contact and must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. If you have received an SMS from NSW Health, please follow the advice, and NSW Health will call you directly.

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 is continuing to ask anyone who was in Westfield Bondi Junction (including the car park), particularly Fitness First, at any time between 12 June and 18 June to get tested for COVID-19.

Only people with symptoms and those who have been to specific exposure venues at the listed times need to test and isolate. Anyone who does not have symptoms and has not been to specific exposure venues at the listed times should get tested but does not need to isolate. However, these people are strongly urged to avoid gatherings and minimise their movements, such as not attending the cinemas or trips to the ski fields until they return a negative test. If you can work from home, please do so.

NSW Health’s ongoing Sewage Surveillance Program was this morning notified of a detection from the Castle Hill Glenhaven treatment plant, the first detection at this location, and the Rouse Hill treatment plant, which has not had a detection since November 2020.

The Castle Hill Glenhaven catchment serves about 18,000 people and covers suburbs including Baulkham Hills, Glenhaven and Castle Hill.

The Rouse Hill catchment serves about 100,000 people and covers suburbs including Norwest, Acacia Gardens, Parklea, Bella Vista, Glenwood, Baulkham Hills, Stanhope Gardens, Beaumont Hills, Kellyville Ridge, North Kellyville, Rouse Hill, The Ponds, Glenhaven, Kenthurst, Box Hill, Kellyville, Annangrove, Castle Hill, Quakers Hill.

Yesterday (Wednesday) fragments of the virus were also detected at the Cronulla sewage treatment plant and in the Bellambi sewage network.

The Cronulla catchment serves about  233,000 people and covers suburbs including Bundeena, Caringbah South, Burraneer, Dolans Bay, Lilli Pilli, Maianbar, Port Hacking, Greenhills Beach, Woolooware, Cronulla, Caringbah, Kurnell, Botany Bay, Miranda, Royal National Park, Clifton, Coalcliff, Stanwell Park, Otford, Waterfall, Lilyvale, Helensburgh, Woronora Dam, Stanwell Tops, Caringbah South, Yarrawarrah, Grays Point, Kirrawee, Woronora Heights, Barden Ridge, Gymea Bay, Sutherland, Loftus, Bangor, Yowie Bay, Woronora, Engadine, Heathcote, Maddens Plains, Taren Point, Sylvania Waters, Caringbah, Kangaroo Point, Como, Bonnet Bay, Kirrawee, Jannali, Oyster Bay, Kareela, Woronora Heights, Barden Ridge, Gymea, Sutherland, Loftus, Bangor, Woronora, Engadine, Alfords Point, Lucas Heights, Menai, Illawong, Miranda, Sylvania, and Holsworthy.

The Bellambi catchment serves about 82,000 people and covers suburbs including Keiraville, Balgownie, Mount Pleasant, Mount Keira, Mount Ousley, West Wollongong, Gwynneville, East Corrimal, Fernhill, North Wollongong, Fairy Meadow, Towradgi, Wollongong, Woonona, Bellambi, Russell Vale, Thirroul, Bulli, Austinmer, Coledale, Corrimal, Wombarra, Scarborough, and Tarrawanna.

NSW Health is aware of recently confirmed COVID-19 cases who are in isolation in the Castle Hill Glenhaven, Rouse Hill, Cronulla and Bellambi catchments. 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 affect residents, event organisers, businesses, venues, organisations and community groups.

Full details of the temporary restrictions are available at:Greater Sydney rules and restrictions.

NSW Health is treating 51 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are 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

Cases

past 24 hours*

Cases past 7 days**

All cases

Overseas

1

14

3,267

Interstate

0

0

90

Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster

16

39

1,684

Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster

0

0

451

Locally acquired – investigation ongoing

1

2

3

Under initial investigation

0

0

0

Total

18

55

5,495

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

*notified from 8pm 22 June 2021 to 8pm 23 June 2021 

**from 8pm 17 June 2021 to 8pm 23 June 2021

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization/author(s)and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.