Coronavirus NSW: Nine new cases

Coronavirus NSW: Nine new cases
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Nine new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed across the state up to 8pm on Thursday, with three of those in hotel quarantine.

Of those five is locally acquired and linked to known cases, including one who worked at Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic club.

One is a student at Tangara School for Girls, two are household contacts of known cases and one is a staff member at Liverpool Hospital.

There was one mystery case, Dr Jeremy McAnulty said.

Overnight a new case was also identified in a student who attends St Vincent’s College at Potts Point. The school has closed for deep cleaning and contact tracing is underway.

Of the known clusters, there are now:

  • Three cases linked to Our Lady of Mercy School Parramatta
  • 21 cases linked to Tangara School Cherrybrook cluster
  • 11 cases linked to Soldiers Club Batemans Bay
  • 116 cases linked to Thai Rock Restaurant Wetherill Park
  • 70 cases linked to the July funeral events in the Bankstown area
  • 34 cases linked to Thai Rock Restaurant Potts Point
  • 58 cases linked to Crossroads Hotel Casula

The news comes after premier Gladys Berejiklian eissued calls for residents to wear face masks in public spaces on Thursday morning amid concerns just 30 per cent of commuters are wearing them on public transport.

The Premier also noted concerns about the number of mystery cases popping up across NSW.

“The one thing that keeps me (up) – well there are several things that keep my awake – but the one thing that worries me is for six weeks we have been doing really well but every week we are getting a couple of cases with no clear identifiable source,” Ms Berejiklian told the Today show on Friday.

But she said it was not yet necessary to make masks mandatory.

“We are not at that place yet. We have to remember masks are the first line of defence,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“What we really want people to do first and foremost is to come forward, get tested and isolate for two weeks if they have been asked to do so.”

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