New South Wales records nine new coronavirus cases as two staff members at an Asian eatery test positive – and one infected person dined at Rick Stein’s exclusive restaurant
- New South Wales has recorded nine new cases of the coronavirus overnight
- Two staff members from Chopstix Asian Cuisine test positive to the deadly virus
- Another student of Tangara School for girls tested positive after a case on Friday
- A new COVID-19 case was also linked to Rick Stein at Bannisters in Mollymook
New South Wales has recorded nine new cases of coronavirus overnight.
Of the new cases two are staff members from Chopstix Asian Cuisine in Smithfield RSL, one is a Tangara School for Girls student and one attended Mounties club at Mount Pritchard.
Five of the new cases are close contacts of known cases, NSW Health said.
The new cases were reported to 8pm on Friday.
One of the fresh cases dined at Rick Stein at Bannisters in Mollymook on Saturday, August 1,between 8pm and 10.30pm.
Anybody who dined at the restaurant on this date for at least an hour is considered a close contact to the positive case and are advised to get tested for the virus immediately.
They are also advised to self-isolate until midnight on Saturday or until they receive a negative result.
NSW Health confirmed there are 129 COVID-19 cases being treated across the state at the moment, with seven in intensive care and five on ventilators.
Eighty-eight per cent of the coronavirus cases being treated in NSW are non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
There were 27,389 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 29,696 in the previous 24 hours.
On Friday, NSW recorded nine coronavirus cases, including one mystery community infection.
The fresh cases include another student from the Tangara School for Girls, with 21 people related to the school infected.
One was also a staff member at Liverpool Hospital, the third to test positive in recent days.
Officials insisted there was no ongoing risk to patients at staff at the western Sydney hospital.
However, people at Liverpool Hospital the same time as the cases were advised by NSW Health to monitor for symptoms and get tested.
The cases were at the hospital from 7am to 3pm on August 6 and August 7, and between 5am and 1.30pm on August 8 and August 9.
NSW Ministry of Health Dr Jeremy McAnulty said of the nine new cases reported on Friday, five were locally acquired and linked to known cases, one was locally acquired with no known source, and three were returned travelers from overseas.
‘There are currently 131 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, six in intensive care with five ventilated,’ he said.
St Vincent’s College in Potts Point was on Friday closed for deep cleaning and to allow health authorities to contact trace after a student tested positive to coronavirus on Thursday.
NSW Ministry of Health Dr Jeremy McAnulty (pictured) said of the nine new cases reported on Friday, five were locally acquired and linked to known cases, one was locally acquired with no known source, and three were returned travelers from overseas
It was the third independent Catholic school to shut after being exposed to the virus.
Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta was also closed until August 24 after three cases were linked to the school.
Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook will remain shut until August 24 as well, with its COVID-19 outbreak reaching 21 people as its source remains unconfirmed.
The outbreak was linked to a nearby Opus Dei Catholic study centre, Eremeran, which is closed for cleaning after recently hosting five senior schoolgirls.