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New South Wales records 14 new coronavirus cases

New South Wales recorded 14 new coronavirus infections on Monday, while a concerning new map reveals the Sydney suburbs with the highest count of active cases. 

Of the new cases, one is in hotel quarantine, another is from Victoria and 11 are locally acquired and linked to known cases. One mystery case was locally acquired but had no links to any known clusters.  

NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant on Monday encouraged the state’s residents to avoid large gatherings, social mixing and excessive movement while the virus bubbles away. 

Dr Chant also confirmed that five new cases have been confirmed at Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook, with the school’s secondary campus closed until August 21.  

A map published by NSW Health the postcode with the highest number of active COVID-19 cases is 2145, which has reported 68 cases, with 23 still active. 

The postcode covers the western Sydney suburbs of Constitution Hill, Girraween, Greystanes, Mays Hill, Pemulwuy, Pendle Hill, South Wentworthville, Wentworthville and Westmead.

A map released by NSW Health shows the Sydney areas with the highest number of active cases. The worst postcode is 2145 (dark green, western Sydney including Greystanes, 23 active cases). Other postcodes with a high amount of active cases included 2170 (light green, Liverpool and surrounds, 11 active cases) and 2011 (yellow, Kings Cross and surrounds, 7 active cases)

A map released by NSW Health shows the Sydney areas with the highest number of active cases. The worst postcode is 2145 (dark green, western Sydney including Greystanes, 23 active cases). Other postcodes with a high amount of active cases included 2170 (light green, Liverpool and surrounds, 11 active cases) and 2011 (yellow, Kings Cross and surrounds, 7 active cases)

Anyone who has visited the following areas in the past 14 days advised to monitor for symptoms

Bankstown City Plaza

Bankstown LGA

Bonnyrigg

Cabramatta

Campbelltown LGA

Carnes Hill shops

Cumberland LGA

Fairfield LGA 

Liverpool LGA

Mt Pritchard

Parramatta LGA

Perisher

Potts Point area

Prestons

Wetherill Park

 

Meanwhile the postcode 2170 – which includes Casula, Casula Mall and Chipping Norton in Sydney’s southwest – has a total of 44 cases, with 13 active.  

In the city’s far west, Abbotsbury, Bossley Park and Edensor Park have a total of 37 cases, with 17 active as of Monday.  

Harris Park, Parramatta and Parramatta Westfield have recorded 23 cases, with 17 still active, while Carnes Hill, Cecil Hills and Elizabeth Hill has 11 active cases left from a total of 30.

The western Sydney suburbs of Ashcroft, Busby and Cartwright have seven active cases left from a total of 21 since the pandemic began in mid-March. 

Bondi Beach in the eastern suburbs was a COVID-19 hotspot during the first wave, with a total of 116 cases. Now the affluent suburb has just three active cases.  

Further south the 2560 postcode which includes Airds, Ambarvale and Appin also have 11 active cases.  

NSW Health on Monday warned anyone who lives in or has visited a number of areas across Sydney in the past 14 days to monitor for symptoms. 

Danger zones include Bankstown City Plaza, Carnes Hill shops, Cabramatta, the Potts Point area and Perisher.  

Symptoms to watch out for are a scratchy throat, runny nose, fever and body aches.

NSW Health also revealed a growing cluster of cases associated with Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook, in Sydney's north

NSW Health also revealed a growing cluster of cases associated with Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook, in Sydney’s north

Of the new cases, only one was a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. Pictured: A passenger from Melbourne arrives in Sydney on Saturday

Of the new cases, only one was a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. Pictured: A passenger from Melbourne arrives in Sydney on Saturday 

Anyone who visited the following venues advised to immediately self-isolate and get tested 

Glebe: Jambo Jambo African Restaurant, 7pm to 10:30pm on Friday 31 July 2020

Hamilton: Bennett Hotel, 5:30pm to 10pm on Friday 31 July

Hamilton: Sydney Junction Hotel, 11pm on Saturday 1 August to 1:15am on Sunday 2 August

Jesmond: Hotel Jesmond, 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday 29 July

Lambton: Lambton Park Hotel, 8pm to 9pm on Thursday 30 July

New Lambton: Bar 88 – Wests New Lambton, 5pm to 7:15pm on Sunday 2 August

Newcastle: Hamilton to Adamstown Number 26 bus, 8:20am on Monday 3 August

Potts Point: The Apollo, Wednesday 22 July to Sunday 26 July (The period has been extended by two days to include Wednesday 22 July and Sunday 26 July.)

St Leonards: Fitness First, 9am to 10:30am on Monday 27 July

Surry Hills: Hotel Harry (Harpoon Harry), 2:15pm to 11pm on Sunday 26 July

Sydney: Burrow Bar, 9:45pm to midnight on Saturday, 1 August

Wallsend: Wallsend Diggers, 9pm to 11pm on Wednesday 29 July and 9pm to 11pm on Thursday 30 July

Meanwhile, a western Sydney primary school has closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19, while NSW has recorded 14 new cases of the virus.

All Bonnyrigg Heights Public School students are learning from home on Monday as the school helps NSW Health trace the close contacts of the student and conducts cleaning.

All staff and students are asked to self-isolate in the meantime. 

Dr Chant also confirmed that five new cases have been confirmed at Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook, with the school’s secondary campus closed until August 21. The five new cases were in four students and a contact of a previously confirmed case. 

St Agatha’s Catholic Church in Pennant Hills is also undergoing deep cleaning after a parishioner on August 5 and 6 tested positive to the virus, as is PharmaSave Pharmacy in Cherrybrook after an infected employee worked on August 6.

The worker, who wore a mask during their shift, was one of 10 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Sunday, with just one in hotel quarantine and two under investigation. 

NSW Health has also advised staff who had contact with a Hornsby Hospital healthcare employee to self-isolate for 14 days after the staffer worked in the emergency department on August 6 from 11am to midnight while infectious.

The worker wore a mask at all times while in contact with patients and was asymptomatic at the time but became unwell after their shift. 

NSW Health has also advised staff who had contact with a Hornsby Hospital healthcare employee to self-isolate for 14 days after the staffer worked in the emergency department on August 6 from 11am to midnight while infectious.

The worker wore a mask at all times while in contact with patients and was asymptomatic at the time but became unwell after their shift.

A pedestrian is seen wearing a face mask at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Tuesday, August 4

A pedestrian is seen wearing a face mask at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Tuesday, August 4

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