NSW recorded 30 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, all of which are linked to the Bondi cluster.
Two new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,567.
Of the 112 locally acquired cases recorded since 16 June 2021, when the index case for the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported, 110 are linked to this cluster and two remain under investigation.
There were 52,048 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 55,227.
NSW Health administered 12,881 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 6,603 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,107,156, with 779,670 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,327,486 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Friday 25 June.
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out||6,730,398|
|Total vaccinations administered in NSW||2,107,156|
Of the 30 new locally acquired cases recorded to 8pm last night, 11 were in isolation throughout their infectious periods. A further three cases were in isolation for part of their infectious periods.
Ten new cases are linked to the Great Ocean Foods seafood wholesaler in Marrickville. This brings the total number of cases acquired through Great Ocean Foods to 11, not including the original source case who worked there during their infectious period.
Any person – and their household contacts – who attended or directly received a delivery from Great Ocean Foods from Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further advice.
NSW Health issued a public health alert last night regarding five flights between east-coast cities on which a Sydney-based cabin crew member worked who was yesterday diagnosed with COVID-19. NSW Health is working with its counterparts in Victoria and Queensland and Virgin Australia to reach all passengers on affected flights on Friday and Saturday.
Passengers who are now in NSW and who flew on the following flights at the times listed are considered close contacts and must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. Passengers who are now in other states are asked to check local advice:
|Flight number||Date||Departure date and location time||Arrival location and time|
|VA939 (Virgin)||Friday 25 June||Sydney 11.51am||Brisbane at 1.25pm|
|VA334 (virgin)||Friday 25 June||Brisbane at 2:59pm||Melbourne at 5.16pm|
|VA827 (Virgin)||Saturday 26 June||Melbourne at 9am||Sydney at 10.14am|
|VA517 (Virgin)||Saturday 26 June||Sydney at 11.14am||Gold Coast at 12.40pm|
|VA524 (Virgin)||Saturday 26 June||Gold Coast at 1.26pm||Sydney at 2.47pm|
Additional venues and transport routes of concern continue to be identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues and associated health advice is being updated several times a day.
Please check the NSW Health website regularly and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a route of concern.
Stay-at-home orders are now in effect across all of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
Until 11.59pm on Friday 9 July, everyone in Greater Sydney must stay at home, unless it is for an essential reason such as:
- shopping for food or other essential goods and services;
- compassionate needs or medical care, including being vaccinated for COVID 19 (unless you have been identified as a close contact);
- exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer;
- essential work or education, where you cannot work or study from home.
People who have been in the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong, and Shellharbour) on or after Monday 21 June must follow the stay-at-home orders for a period of 14 days after leaving Greater Sydney.
Further testing by NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has found no fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Bourke sewage treatment plant in western NSW.
After a positive sample from the Bourke sewage treatment plant was returned on 22 June, samples collected on two occasions on Friday detected no fragments of the virus.
NSW Health has also been notified of further detections at sewage networks throughout Greater Sydney.
There was a detection in the Port Kembla sewage network, which serves about 49,000 people living in suburbs including Windang, Lake Heights, Cringila, Warrawong, Koonawarra, Brownsville, Dapto, Berkeley, Kanahooka, Horsley, Avondale, Cleveland, Unanderra, Kembla Grange, Primbee, and Port Kembla.
Everyone residing or working in this area is asked to be vigilant for any symptoms that could signal COVID. If they appear, please get tested and self-isolate immediately.
Other sewage detections were in areas with known cases in residence, including the Bellambi sewage network and Rouse Hill sewage treatment plant.
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.
NSW Health is treating 79 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care but not being ventilated. 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|
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||30||103||1,753|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||451|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||2||3|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 25 June 2021 to 8pm 26 June 2021
**from 8pm 19 June 2021 to 8pm 26 June 2021
COVID-19 vaccination update
|COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in NSW||Doses past 24 hours*||All doses|
|NSW Health – first doses||9,162||497,725|
|NSW Health – second doses||3,719||281,945|
* notified from 8pm 25 June 2021 to 8pm 26 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.
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