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New South Wales registers 12 new cases of coronavirus as the cluster in south west Sydney is growing again

New South Wales registers 12 new cases of coronavirus as Southwest Sydney cluster grows again and test numbers drop

New South Wales has reported 12 new cases of coronavirus, including two in the community related to a cluster in southwest Sydney.

The two new locally acquired cases come from the Oran Park community cluster, which has now grown to 25 cases. Both new cases stand alone.

Ten of the new cases are returning travelers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 4,209.

New South Wales has reported 12 new cases of coronavirus. Pictured: Security and staff wear face masks outside the Apple Store in Sydney on Monday

New South Wales has reported 12 new cases of coronavirus. Pictured: Security and staff wear face masks outside the Apple Store in Sydney on Monday

There were 6,438 COVID-19 tests conducted in the reporting period, which are down more than 1,000 from 7,447 the day before.

NSW Health is treating 77 COVID-19 cases, with one patient in intensive care not on a ventilator.

Authorities urge the public to stay vigilant with the disease and get tested immediately if they have mild symptoms of the deadly disease.

NSW Health has issued a warning to anyone attending the Bathurst 1000 race event and to local residents of the city to be tested after COVID-19 remains were found in the sewer.

“Members of the Bathurst community responded very well to these calls and subsequently no cases have been detected in the Bathurst community or in the people associated with the Bathurst 1000,” said Dr. Jeremy McAnulty.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 test sites spread across NSW.

More to follow.

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