Thursday, June 20, 2024

Coogee school COVID-19 caseload grows

NSW recorded 18 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night – with 15 linked to Sydney’s Bondi cluster.

“Of the 18 new locally acquired cases recorded to 8pm last night, six were in isolation throughout their infectious periods,” NSW Health said in a statement.

“A further three cases were in isolation for part of their infectious periods.”

It said an additional two South Coogee Public School students had tested positive to COVID-19.

“These students are close contacts of the two previously reported cases at the school, bringing the total number of students with COVID-19 at South Coogee Public School to four.”

“Based on the additional cases and because there are a number of interactions between children in different year groups, all students are now close contacts and must get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of a negative test result. The school site is non-operational and closed due to school holidays.

“NSW Health can advise one case today is a student of the Emanuel School in Randwick, who is a close contact of previously reported case linked to the Bondi cluster.”

It said five new cases were linked to the Great Ocean Foods seafood wholesaler in Marrickville, bringing the total number of cases acquired through Great Ocean Foods – including contacts of workers – to 16.

Any person – and their household contacts – who attended or directly received a delivery from Great Ocean Foods, Marrickville on Monday 21 June (all day) to Friday 25 June (all day) must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate until NSW Health provides further advice.

Two new cases have been linked to the West Hoxton birthday party, bringing the total number of cases acquired through the birthday party to 31, including 24 people who acquired it at the party and subsequent contacts of those cases.

A COVID-19 case announced yesterday in the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area is also included in today’s case numbers.

“The man in his 30s was exposed to the virus at the Granites gold mine in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory. He has remained in isolation since his return home and there is no current risk of infection to the local community. This case is not linked to the Bondi cluster,” NSW Health said.

NSW Health is reminding the public of its advice for a number of key venues of concern across Sydney. These venues were visited by confirmed cases of COVID‑19 and transmission occurred.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact andmust immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

BondiLyfe Cafe Bondi Beach2/154 Glenayr AvenueWednesday 16 June 12:30pm to 2:15pmFrom Friday 18 June to Saturday 19 JuneFrom Tuesday 22 June to Thursday 24 June
Double BayJoh Bailey7 Knox StreetFrom Tuesday 15 June to Wednesday 23 June
MarrickvilleGreat Ocean Foods5/11 Cadogan StreetFrom Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June
BondiThe Royal Bondi283 Bondi RoadSunday 20 June 7:50pm to 9:30pmSaturday 19 June 5pm to 6:30pm

Anyone who was at Westfield Bondi Junction, including the car parks, from 12 June must get tested for COVID-19. Only people with symptoms and those in specific exposure venues at the listed times are asked to isolate.

Bondi JunctionWestfield Bondi Junction (including car park)500 Oxford StreetFrom Saturday 12 June toFriday 18 June

People who were in Westfield Bondi Junction on these days and do not have symptoms and have not been at the specific exposure venues at the listed times do not need to isolate, NSW Health has advised.

NSW Health is treating 88 COVID-19 cases, two of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (92%) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

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