Tuesday, April 23, 2024

NSW records 29 new COVID-19 cases

New South Wales (NSW) recorded 29 new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The figure includes 17 cases which were announced on Friday morning, NSW Health said in a statement today.

“There have been 82 locally acquired cases since 16 June 2021, when the index case for the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported,” NSW Health said.

A total of 80 cases are now linked to the Bondi cluster and 20 of these cases are associated with a birthday party in the western Sydney suburb of West Hoxton Park.

“One of the cases reported to 8pm last night remain under investigation and the source of another previously reported case, a child who attends St Charles’ Catholic Primary School in Waverley, also remains unlinked,” the health authority said.

There were 55,227 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 47,603.

“This is the highest number of COVID-19 tests in one day since 23 December 2020, when 60,184 tests were recorded.”

“NSW Health thanks the community for coming forward for testing. High testing rates are vital in detecting cases of COVID-19 in order to prevent further transmission.” 

NSW Health administered 18,088 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 6,637 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 2,076,483, with 766,789 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,309,694 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday 24 June.

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