NSW records four new local COVID-19 cases
NSW Health authorities are working to trace the source of an emerging household COVID-19 cluster.
The state reported four cases of COVID-19 community transmission – three of which reside in the same household.
One individual, from southwestern Sydney, acquired the virus in the community from an unknown source, before passing it to three household or close contacts, NSW Health said.
The source of the original infection is still under investigation.
“NSW Health is working and is confident that there will be an established link to an existing cluster, although that had not yet confirmed,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Thursday.
Two of the new cases were students from the Hoxton Park campus of the Malek Fahd Islamic School, in Sydney’s west.
The school will be cleaned and closed for 14 days while contact tracing and investigations are underway.
One further infection was recorded by a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.