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New South Wales records nine new cases of coronavirus


New South Wales records nine new coronavirus cases as two staff members at an Asian eatery test positive – and one infected person dined at Rick Stein’s exclusive restaurant

New South Wales has recorded nine new cases of coronavirus overnight.

Of the new cases two are staff members from Chopstix Asian Cuisine in Smithfield RSL, one is a Tangara School for Girls student and one attended Mounties club at Mount Pritchard.

Five of the new cases are close contacts of known cases, NSW Health said. 

The new cases were reported to 8pm on Friday. 

One of the fresh cases dined at Rick Stein at Bannisters in Mollymook on Saturday, August 1,between 8pm and 10.30pm.

Anybody who dined at the restaurant on this date for at least an hour is considered a close contact to the positive case and are advised to get tested for the virus immediately. 

Of the known clusters, there are now: 

• 4 cases linked to Our Lady of Mercy School Parramatta

• 22 cases linked to Tangara School Cherrybrook cluster

• 11 cases linked to Soldiers Club Batemans Bay

• 116 cases linked to Thai Rock Restaurant Wetherill Park

• 73 cases linked to the July funeral events in the Bankstown area

• 37 cases linked to Thai Rock Restaurant Potts Point

• 58 cases linked to Crossroads Hotel Casula

• 2 cases linked to Dooley’s Lidcombe Catholic Club

Source: NSW Health 

They are also advised to self-isolate until midnight on Saturday or until they receive a negative result. 

NSW Health confirmed there are 129 COVID-19 cases being treated across the state at the moment, with seven in intensive care and five on ventilators.

Eighty-eight per cent of the coronavirus cases being treated in NSW are non-acute, out-of-hospital care.

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