New South Wales announces 17 new coronavirus cases and the first death in nearly three months – as a prominent Manly pub is closed for deep cleaning
- NSW has recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Saturday
- 83-year-old man died after being linked to cluster of cases at Crossroads Hotel
- Bavarian pub in Manly closed for deep cleaning after a patron tested positive
- There are now 98 cases linked to Thai Rock restaurant cluster in Wetherill Park
New South Wales has recorded 17 new coronavirus cases and the first death in nearly three months.
An 83-year-old man died on Saturday morning after being linked to the cluster of cases from the Crossroads Hotel, the NSW Department of Health revealed.
The state’s total number of cases has now jumped to 3,584 and the death toll to 52.
Of the new cases, three are in hotel quarantine, one is from a returning resident from Victoria while two cases are linked to the Apollo restaurant in Potts Point.
Two more infections were linked to the Mounties Club in Mount Pritchard and seven were from contacts of known cases.
It comes as the prominent Bavarian pub in Manly was forced to close for deep cleaning after a customer tested positive to the deadly virus.
New South Wales has recorded 17 new coronavirus cases and the first death in nearly three months
The prominent Bavarian pub (pictured) in Manly was forced to close for deep cleaning after a customer tested positive to the deadly virus
A patron had visited the German pub on July 24 and it will be closed on Saturday morning to undergo deep cleaning.
The venue will reopen by midday, with NSW Health advising all people at the venue on the afternoon of July 24 to monitor for symptoms.
The Bavarian has provided authorities with a list of guests on that date.
The Harpoon & Hotel Harry in Surry Hills, Matinee Coffee in Marrickville and Tan Viet in Cabramatta are among the other venues required to undertake deep cleaning after recent patronage by COVID-positive people.
There are now 98 cases associated with the Thai Rock restaurant in Wetherill Park, and 57 cases associated with the Crossroads Hotel in Casula.
Eight infections have been linked with Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, and 25 associated with the funeral events.
Five cases have also been associated with Mounties in Mount Pritchard and there are 24 cases connected to the Potts Point cluster.
The jump in coronavirus cases now brings NSW’s total to 3,584 (pictured woman in face mask leaving Sydney Woolworths)
From 1am on Saturday the Queensland border was shut to all residents from Greater Sydney (pictured driver at drive-through test clinic in Sydney)
NSW Health announced anyone who visited the Mounties on July 20 between 12.01am – 2.30am, July 21 between 12.15pm – 5.30pm and 8.00pm – 12.30am and July 22 should isolate for two weeks immediately even if they test negative.
‘Anyone who attended the club during the following times must isolate and get tested regardless of symptoms, and stay isolated for a full 14 days even if they test negative. If symptoms develop, get tested again,’ NSW Health said.
Seven new infections in the last week have not been able to be linked to any known cases.
These unlinked cases have been in two people from South Western, two in Western Sydney, two in South Western Sydney and Sydney Local Health Districts.
From Saturday all gyms in the state will be required to have a staff member on at all times acting as a COVID-19 marshall.
They will be ensuring gym goers remain 1.5 metres apart and clean any equipment.
From 1am on Saturday the Queensland border was shut to all residents from Greater Sydney.
Seven new infections in the last week have not been able to be linked to any known cases (pictured man in face mask at Sydney Woolworths)