NSW Health has this evening confirmed that a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney has tested positive to COVID-19.
The Department said the infected casual nurse had worked a single evening shift on Wednesday 7 October while infectious.
It is believed the nurse provided specialised care to a single patient, and had limited contact with a very small number of colleagues.
“Contact tracing is underway and the source of the infection is under investigation, though it is believed the source of infection occurred outside the hospital,” said NSW Health.
NSW Health has also advised of new locations visited by positive COVID-19 cases recently.
It said anyone who attended the following venues was considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop.
“And after testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.”
The locations are: Westfield Parramatta – 6 October, 12.00pm-12.15pm; and Westfield Parramatta – 7 October, 12.00pm-12.30pm and 4.30-5.00pm.