Six people are diagnosed with coronavirus in NSW – including one man who may have obtained the disease via community transmission
- A man, 70, from Penrith in Sydney’s west has been diagnosed with coronavirus
- The five other new cases are returned travellers currently in hotel quarantine
- The six new cases on Saturday bring NSW’s total coronavirus cases to 3,174
A man in his 70s from Sydney’s west is among six new COVID-19 cases reported in NSW.
All close contacts of the man, from the Penrith area, have been contacted and the case is under investigation, NSW Health said on Saturday.
The remaining five new cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine, the department said in a statement.
The six cases reported on Saturday bring the state’s total number of coronavirus cases to 3174. A total of 58 cases are being treated by NSW Health, with none in intensive care.
A record total of 23,733 tests were notified in the reporting period, NSW Health said.
It follows the closure of a school in southwest Sydney after a year 7 student tested positive for COVID-19.
A testing clinic has been set up at Camden Hospital anyone linked to Camden High School who has been unwell or has flu-like symptoms has been urged to get tested.
‘The school will continue to support students with at-home learning arrangements while the school site is non-operational,’ the NSW Department of Education said in a statement on Friday.
The infected student is believed to have attended school all week.
The case was one of six reported across NSW on Friday.
Camden High’s closure comes after Lane Cove West Public School was closed for deep cleaning on Thursday following news a seven-year-old had developed symptoms on Saturday. However, the child reportedly had not attended school during the week.
Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles reintroduced nationwide toilet paper and paper towel purchase limits after the COVID-19 surge in Victoria sparked hoarding.
NSW customers will be permitted just two packs of toilet paper and paper towels.
‘While the demand is not at the same level as Victoria, we’re taking preventative action now to get ahead of any excessive buying this weekend and help maintain social distancing in our stores,’ Woolworths managing director Claire Peters said in a statement on Friday.
Ms Peters also said Woolworths had bought more toilet paper in anticipation of increased demand and reminded Australian shoppers that supply was plentiful.
Rival Coles also enacted similar nationwide product limits, including one pack per shopper of toilet paper and paper towels, and two packs of flour, sugar, pasta and rice.
Following increased cases in Victoria, where the number of new coronavirus diagnoses has grown by double-digits every day for the past week, NSW has announced it will turn away football fans from the southern state.
NRL and AFL spectators trying to enter NSW stadiums from July 1 are likely to be required to show their driver’s licence to prove they’re not from Victoria.