NSW Cases Spike As Prestigious Sydney School Closes For Deep Clean

Vaccine milestone not far off

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A spike in New South Wales' Covid numbers with 308 new infections on Thursday and sadly, four deaths.

The jump in infections follows a steady decline in cases which fell to 190 on Wednesday. 

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The slight rise in reported infections is not unexpected according to health experts, with cases forecast to peak again in November and December.

Currently 93.7 per cent of eligible people aged over 16 have received one dose of a Covid vaccine, while 88.7 per cent of people are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, all students and staff across years 5 to 12 at Scots College have been asked to self-isolate until further notice after a positive case was detected at the prestigious Bellevue Hill boys’ school.

The Sydney Morning Herald have reported an email to parents on Wednesday afternoon advised that a member of the school community had tested positive for Covid, sending the Senior Preparatory and Senior School campuses on Victoria Road into lockdown for contact tracing and deep cleaning,

“The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are of paramount importance to us,” Principal Ian Lambert said in the notice.

“As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure we adhere to all necessary health advice.”

The closure on Thursday will not impact those sitting HSC exams.


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Triple M Newsroom

4 November 2021

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