Thursday, May 23, 2024

Second case from infected Sydney nurse

NSW has reported two cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 and one case in managed quarantine in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

“As reported yesterday, a crew member who acquired COVID-19 overseas arrived in the Port of Newcastle from Brisbane on a ship with international mariners aboard,” said NSW Health.

“This case is receiving medical care at John Hunter Hospital. 

“All other crew members are considered close contacts and remain on board for quarantine and monitoring. It is important to note this case presents no COVID-19 risk to the people of Newcastle.”

One of today’s locally acquired cases, announced yesterday, is a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.

“The casual nurse worked a single evening shift on Wednesday 7 October while infectious,” said NSW Health.

“The nurse provided specialised care to a single patient, and had limited contact with a very small number of colleagues.”

Contact tracing of the nurse’s movements is continuing and the source of the infection is under investigation, though it is believed infection occurred outside the hospital.

The second locally acquired case is linked to this case.

Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be at NSW Government – Latest news and updates.

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