NSW records 31 new local Covid cases including 13 active in the community – as ‘concerned’ Gladys Berejiklian warns there won’t be a drop in infections until next week
- New South Wales records another 31 cases of coronavirus on Friday morning
- Gladys Berejiklian said 13 active cases in community as Bondi cluster hits 226
- The cases are the biggest single-day spike the state has seen since locking down
Gladys Berejiklian confirmed another 31 cases of coronavirus on Friday morning including 13 active cases in the community.
There are now 226 cases linked to the Bondi cluster after a further 76,000 tests were conducted on Thursday.
The 31 new cases is the biggest single-day spike the state has seen since Greater Sydney entered lockdown at midnight last Friday.
‘This train is so transmittable, so infectious, that even a fleeting, passing and have that impact,’ the New South Wales Premier said.
She said the numbers weren’t a surprise, with the impacts of the lockdown not likely to be felt for a few days, and the government expect an increase in cases over the weekend.
‘What we saw today is a lag of the last couple of days before we went into lockdown.
Gladys Berejiklian confirmed another 31 cases on Friday morning including 13 active cases in the community
‘We are anticipating there could be an increase in numbers over the next few days, I then hopefully early next week we should see the impact of the lockdown really turning and having a positive impact.
Ms Berejiklian said officials were ‘concerned’ with the number of community infections but admitted the numbers could have been a lot worse.
‘I am relieved I have to say that the case numbers were not as bad as what they could have been.
‘And other states and other jurisdictions around the world with this virus, you have seen a doubling or tripling of cases which is what we were afraid of, but has not materialised.
‘But we’re still at the stage of mopping up, we are mopping up what the spread might been on the day of the day before lockdown, that is what we need to keep an eye on, how many were circulating in the community.’
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant confirmed there was one more case recorded that was linked to the West Hoxton party.
Dr Chant also confirmed two new cases were linked to the Crossroads Hotel, which is now responsible for 12 infections.
One new case was confirmed as a result of the exposure at Joh Bailey’s flagship Double Bay hairdressing salon, with three new cases confirmed from a cafe in Bronte Beach.
The Bankstown Swimming Centre and Coles in Bondi Junction are the latest additions to the exposure site list.
Anyone who was at the Bankstown Swimming Centre on Chapel Road on Saturday all day on Saturday June 26 and all day Sunday June 27 must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days.
Anyone who was Coles in Bondi Junction Westfield between 2pm and 7pm on June 29 and between 5:30 and 6:30pm on June 30 must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days.