22,000 tests, 10 new COVID-19 cases in NSW

22,000 tests, 10 new COVID-19 cases in NSW

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in NSW the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, with a majority found in overseas travellers.

Four were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster.

One new case was a household close contact of a previous cases which was associated with Liverpool Emergency Department and another was a household contact of a previously reported case linked to the CBD cluster.

Two new cases attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club at Waverley.

NSW Health said it was continuing to work with the club to identify members who attended at the same times, and contact tracing and investigations into the source of the original infection are continuing.

Following further testing and expert review, a previously reported case, a staff member of Concord Hospital, has been excluded from the COVID-19 tally.

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As a result, anyone previously identified as a close contact has been notified and informed they are no longer required to complete 14 days isolation.

This includes close contacts previously identified at Paperboy Café in Concord and Plus Fitness Epping.

There were 22,805 tests in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 24,760 in the previous

An additional 27,135 historic tests from a private laboratory, all negative, have also been added to the total test numbers today.

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