NSW is registering 12 new cases of coronavirus as the Thai Rock cluster grows and popular locations in Sydney close
NSW registers 12 new cases of coronavirus as the worrying Thai Rock cluster continues to rise, closing a series of popular locations in Sydney
- The death toll from the NSW coronavirus rose to 52 after an 83-year-old man died on Saturday
- The Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster has fallen nearly 100, while Potts Point reached 24
- Fifteen locations in NSW have been fined for COVID-19 offenses in three weeks
NSW has registered 12 new COVID-19 cases as the state struggles with persistent restrictions and the first coronavirus-related death in more than two months.
An 83-year-old man associated with the Crossroads Hotel cluster in south-west Sydney died on Saturday morning, bringing the NSW death toll to 52 and the nationwide number to 200.
It was the first coronavirus-related death at NSW since late May.
NSW registered 12 new cases – with only one in hotel quarantine – in the 24 hours to 20 hours on Saturday from nearly 22,500 cases. Eight people are in intensive care.
Dr. Jeremy McAnulty of NSW Health said on Saturday that seven cases in the past week were not associated with known cases from local health districts in southwest Sydney, west Sydney, southeast Sydney and Sydney.
NSW has registered 12 new cases of coronavirus and the first death in over two months. Pictured: A nurse takes a cotton swab from a patient in Sydney
The Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster (pictured) has grown to nearly 100 cases, while Potts restaurant has reached Point 24
The Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster is approaching 100 cases, while the cluster at Potts Point has reached 24 and the cluster funeral events at 25.
Meanwhile, a popular location on Sydney’s northern beaches was forced to close on Saturday after hosting a COVID positive patron on the afternoon of July 24.
The Bavarian in Manly underwent a thorough clean-up and reopened to the public on Saturday afternoon. Patrons on the afternoon of July 24 should check for respiratory symptoms.
The Harpoon & Hotel Harry in Surry Hills, Matinee Coffee in Marrickville and Tan Viet in Cabramatta are among other locations that need deep cleaning over the past few days.
A cleaner in Harpoon and Hotel Harry in Surry Hills on Friday after the location was exposed to coronavirus
The Bavarian bar and restaurant on Manly Wharf also had to close for cleaning before reopening on Saturday afternoon
Harris Farm Market in Leichhardt and Darlo Bar in Darlinghurst also confirmed on Friday that they were visited by COVID-positive people on July 26 and had a thorough clean-up.
NSW Police Minister David Elliott said on Sunday that nine fines were imposed overnight for violating restrictions, while Liquor and Gaming NSW fined $ 5,000 to Sydney’s Watsons Bay Hotel after seeing regulars drink while they were standing and poker machines with poor spacing.
It was the 15th NSW location that was fined for infringements in the past three weeks.
“It’s a belief that everyone would turn on the TV news bulletin today to see what’s happening in Melbourne and want to break the law in NSW,” Elliott told reporters.
NSW police said the fines were imposed on Saturday night for large parties in East Jindabyne and Maroubra, while a separate beach party in Mosman is under investigation after two 16-year-old girls needed medical treatment for excessive alcohol consumption.
Health professionals dress in personal protective clothing in Rushcutters Bay amid the growing second wave of coronavirus infections at NSW