NSW Records 98 New Covid-19 Cases Amid Fears Of Imminent Spike With Rules Flouted

Important: reduce transmissions

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New South Wales recorded 98 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, with 20 of those cases still out in the community, Premier Gladys Berejiklian emphasised at Monday’s press conference the importance of families doing the "right thing" particularly with Eid celebrations this week.

"Can I please get that message out as strongly as I can. I also know this week there are special celebrations arounds Eid. Please note families...I haven’t seen my parents for a month, and I know that is small compared to what other families are going through. I ask everyone to think about their loved ones, they might be doing the right thing. We need families to stay in their family home and not move from household to household"

- Premier Gladys Berejiklian


Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has pressed the importance of getting vaccinated is at a critical point.

"Can I just urged everyone in the community who is eligible for the vaccine to go forth and make an appointment. Go on to the eligibility checker and access the vaccine. I would urge anyone, particularly over 60, to go and get on AstraZeneca vaccine from their general practice"

- Dr Kerry Chant

Dr Chant also emphasised the importance of reducing workplace and family-to-family transmissions.

"We are seeing a lot of the pattern that most, most are households. Once we find one case in a household, the remaining cases are soon positive at the time of the text and also become positive"

Meanwhile Police are stepping up their patrols across Sydney's popular beaches after people flouted Covid rules at coastal hotspots over the weekend.

Metropolitan field operations Deputy Commissioner Malcolm Lanyon said there will be a greater Police presence from Monday patrolling the coast, cracking down on rule breakers.

“In order to achieve community safety, police will not hesitate to enforce the public health order if they discover people are not complying with them.”

- Dep Comm Malcolm Lanyon

Current areas of concern across the state include Lakemba, Punchbowl, Fairfield, Bankstown, Liverpool, Cumberland, Airy Lands, Guildford, Wollongong, Blayney, Parks, Coffs Harbour, Crows Nest, St Leonards, Georges River Bayside and Sutherland shire.

Keep up to date with the latest Covid-19 Health information including updated exposure sites here

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19 July 2021

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