NSW records two new cases of COVID-19, one new death

Henrietta Strickland
September 24, 2020

She said the good news about the locally acquired case was the person had already been isolating because they were a close contact of a case linked to the Concord Hospital cluster.

NSW has recorded four new COVID-19 cases, with three being returned travellers in hotel quarantine and one that was locally acquired as health authorities strive for zero community transmission in the lead-up to school holidays.

She said some had hailed the taxi on the street but many had booked online or used a credit card and health authorities would now work with the taxi industry on the possibility of using additional technology such as the QR codes.

The driver's case was reported on Saturday, with an alert issued for passengers who took a taxi in Moorebank, Bankstown, Chipping Norton, Liverpool, Lidcombe, Warwick Farm and Milperra on September 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

Anyone who attended these venues for a least one hour during the times mentioned is considered to be a close contact and is being directed to get tested and isolate for 14 days.

Currently, limits in NSW prohibit more than 20 people at private gatherings.

The locations include Campbelltown Golf Club in Glen Alpine on 16 September between 2pm and 4.30pm in the TAB area, and Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club on 12 September from 2 to 6.15pm.

He also visited Carlo's Italian Ristorante Bar and Seafood in Ulladulla on 12 September from 8pm to 9.30pm, and Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar and Grill in Mollymook on 13 September from 12.30pm to 2.15pm.

Bannisters is home to United Kingdom celebrity chef Rick Stein's world-renowned seafood restaurant.

Early investigations indicate the driver likely contracted the virus at Liverpool Hospital.

Two cases are from returned travellers now staying in hotel quarantine.

The man tested positive on Saturday and NSW Health says anyone who entered his taxi between 8 and 18 September should monitor for symptoms. They must get tested again if any symptoms develop.

NSW Health said it was investigating how the staff member became infected.

The total number of COVID-19 infections has now risen to 4009 in NSW, however only 140 cases are still active.

The death toll in the state now stands at 52.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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