NSW has recorded 7 coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to Friday night, including five which were locally transmitted.
Health authorities say all five cases were linked to a known case or cluster, including three people from a family who attended Greater Beginnings Childcare Centre in Oran Park. Another of Saturday’s new local cases was an educator who works at this centre, NSW Health said.
The fifth locally acquired case on Saturday is a student who attends Oran Park High School.
It comes after one new locally-acquired case was reported in the state on Friday, along with four in hotel quarantine.
The local case was linked to the Lakemba cluster, chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant confirmed during Friday’s media briefing.
NSW earlier this week welcomed the first international flights from New Zealand under the travel bubble arrangement, which means the arrivals are not required to stay in mandatory hotel quarantine for two weeks.
But the program quickly ran into issues, after 17 travellers who landed in Sydney were caught entering Melbourne on day one of the bubble.