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NSW records 10 new cases including 5 community transmission

Ten new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in NSW overnight including five infections which were locally acquired.All are linked to known cases or clusters, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said during Friday’s media address.The remaining five are in hotel quarantine.Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said four of the new cases were associated with the…

Ten new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in NSW overnight including five infections which were locally acquired.

All are linked to known cases or clusters, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said during Friday’s media address.

The remaining five are in hotel quarantine.

Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said four of the new cases were associated with the private health clinic cluster.

Three of these are household contacts of a case reported yesterday and the fourth is a co-worker of a previous case.

One of Friday’s local infections is believed to be an old case and was likely acquired when the virus was circulating at “low levels” in the city’s south west.

It has been linked to the Liverpool Hospital cluster.

The new figures come as a slew of public health alerts were issued for Sydney on Thursday.

Diners at Monopole Restaurant, Potts Point, have been urged to monitor symptoms after an infected person visited the restaurant on October 4 from 6pm to 8pm.

An alert has also been issued for hundreds of public transport passengers that travelled across several routes in Sydney, which they may have shared with an infectious commuter.

They include:

  • Train from Parramatta at 2.41pm arriving Town Hall 3.31pm on October 4
  • Train from Town Hall at 5.29pm arriving Kings Cross 5.50pm on October 4
  • Train from Artarmon at 11.18pm arriving Central 11.48pm on October 5
  • Bus replacement from Central at 11.48 arriving Strathfield 12.15am on October 5
  • Train from Strathfield at 12.15am arriving Parramatta 12.45am on October 5
  • Bus 550 from Epping Station, Beecroft Rd, Stand D at 5.08pm to Smith St after Phillip St, Parramatta 5.41pm on October 6
  • Train from Moss Vale 4.52am arriving Liverpool 7.09am on October 6
  • Train from Liverpool 4.58pm arriving Moss Vale 7.12pm on October 6
  • Train from Moss Vale 4.51am arriving Liverpool 7.08am on October 7
  • Train from Campbelltown 1.31pm arriving Moss Vale 3.50pm on October 7

“Anyone who travelled on these routes is advised to get tested immediately if they develop any symptoms,” the health department said in a statement.

Other places on alert include Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski at Castle Towers Shopping Centre (between noon and 5pm October 5), Chemist Warehouse on the corner of Bridge and Rawson streets, Epping (between 10.30am and 11am October 6).

The outdoor pool area of Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre, North Ryde has also put out an alert for anyone there between 5.30am and 10.30am on October 7.

On Thursday NSW announced 12 new cases of the virus with eight of those locally acquired, sending contact tracers into overdrive.

Five are believed to be linked to a social event in the city’s west, while the other three are associated with one another but the health department is yet to determine the source of the trio’s infection.

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