Five new coronavirus cases across Australia – including a man in his 20s who caught it from an unknown source and a school worker
- School teacher among four new cases of coronavirus in New South Wales
- Rose Bay Public School in Sydney’s eastern suburbs was closed on Friday
- A man in his 20s also tested positive to coronavirus following testing
- Victoria recorded four new cases while Queensland recorded one overnight
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A man in his 20s is among four people who have tested positive to coronavirus in New South Wales while Queensland has recorded one new case.
NSW Health on Saturday confirmed a staff member at Rose Bay Public School in Sydney’s east has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
But authorities are investigating whether it may be an old infection. The cause of the young man’s illness is unknown.
The two further cases occurred in hotel quarantine.
A school teacher is among four people who have tested positive to coronavirus in New South Wales while Victoria has recorded another four cases
The teacher had been working at Rose Bay Public School, which was promptly closed on Friday
Authorities said contact tracers are investigating the source of the school worker’s infection.
‘The date of infection is still to be determined and this case may be an older infection,’ NSW Health said in a statement.
‘The source of infection is also being investigated.
‘As a precaution, all close contacts of this case are being identified and advised of the need to isolate and monitor for symptoms.’
The young man had not attended any mass protests, such as last Saturday’s Black Lives Matter demonstration.
The news brings to an end the state’s fortnight-long streak of having no community-transmitted infections.
14,127 tests were carried out on Friday, just shy of the record 15,220 in the previous 24 hours.
NSW Health said they were investigating the source of the infection in the school worker
NSW Health warned people with ‘mild symptoms or those who show no obvious symptoms can unknowingly pass it to others’
Authorities have urged anyone feeling unwell, even with the mildest symptoms such as a runny nose or a scratchy throat, to isolate from others and get tested.
There have been 3119 cases of coronavirus in NSW with 47 currently being treated and none in intensive care.
Queensland also recorded one new coronavirus case overnight, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to five.
The case is the fifth in a week for the Sunshine State.
A total of 1065 infections have been recorded in Queensland to date.