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Five new coronavirus cases recorded in NSW overnight

NSW has recorded another five new cases of coronavirus overnight, including two returned travellers in hotel quarantine.The other three are locally acquired with two linked to known cases. The third is a person living in a border community, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed.However, the Premier noted this person may have produced a false positive, and…

NSW has recorded another five new cases of coronavirus overnight, including two returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

The other three are locally acquired with two linked to known cases. The third is a person living in a border community, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed.

However, the Premier noted this person may have produced a false positive, and the case remains under investigation.

Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said the person is from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District and was initially tested in Victoria.

She said a “subsequent test” produced a negative result.

“NSW Health is taking a cautious approach and asking the individual and close contacts to remain in isolation while further testing is undertaken,” Dr Chant said.

One case is a healthcare worker from the Concord Emergency Department who was in isolation while infectious.

There are now 21 cases associated with the Liverpool and Concord hospitals cluster, including eight workers.

Dr Chant said another new case attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club and was also isolating while infectious. The case brings the cluster to nine.

The health department also issued a new warning for the Five Stars Thaitanic restaurant in Casula.

Anyone who attended on September 12 between 4.20pm and 5.20pm is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop.

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