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NSW has registered three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight, all of them linked to the Berala group in west Sydney.

A fourth case is that of a person who presented to the Mount Druitt Hospital emergency department and will be included in tomorrow’s numbers, said NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

The Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian. (Nine)

“I also wanted to thank the community for complying with all the restrictions that we are imposing, for wearing masks where we need them, for making sure that we are responsible every time we leave home, and I really appreciate the critical phase of the pandemic that we are in. “said the prime minister.

Ambulances have been told to avoid the apartment, which is closed for a deep cleaning.

The positive case has been transferred to another hospital for treatment.

Investigations are underway to track close contacts, including hospital staff and patients.

NSW also recorded three new locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Sunday, two linked to the Berala group and one linked to the Northern Beaches outbreak.

Mount Druitt case under investigation

A man in his 40s who came to the Mount Druitt Hospital emergency department tested positive for the coronavirus.

A family contact of hers, who is also 40, also tested positive, Dr. Kerry Chant said today.

Dr. Chant said the man spent “some time in the emergency department” while waiting for a COVID-19 test and the department underwent a deep cleaning.

“As a precautionary measure, we ensure that all staff or patients who may have had inadvertent contact are evaluated and appropriate public health measures are put in place,” said Dr. Chant.

“The emergency department has been cleaned extensively and thoroughly and is now back online.

“So I just want to thank the residents of that area and local GPs for that impact on the service for their cooperation.”

The patient was transferred to Westmead Hospital where he remains today.

NSW Health Director Dr Kerry Chant has reminded everyone visiting various locations in southwest Sydney to monitor for symptoms at a “critical time” for the state.

The Big W store in Bankstown is one of several stores for which NSW Health has issued a COVID-19 alert.
The Big W store in Bankstown is one of several stores for which NSW Health has issued a COVID-19 alert. (Supplied)

The health alert was issued last night, however, Dr. Chant has said that anyone who was at the locations below at the times below should isolate themselves and get tested until they receive a negative result.

  • Marrickville: Thai Hung supermarket – 307 – 309 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, Thursday, December 31, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Bankstown: Bankstown Central Shopping Center (In particular Target, Myer, Smiggle, Big W, Best and Less and Oporto in the food court) North Terrace, Bankstown: Wednesday, January 6, 11:30 a.m. M. At 2 p. M.
  • Bankstown: Bankstown Central Shopping Center (In particular, the following stores: Big W, Smiggle and Oporto in the food court) North Terrace, Bankstown Friday January 8 1pm – 2.30pm
  • Bankstown: NSW Service – 350/351 North Terrace, Bankstown, Friday, January 8 from 11:45 to 13:00


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