New Covid-19 community case recorded in Sydney

05 Mai, 2021, 18:36 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Sydney man tests positive for COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to determine source

New South Wales is on COVID-19 alert after a new case of the virus was detected in the community.

The man, in his 50s, returned a positive result on Wednesday, meaning his case will be included in Thursdays numbers.

It is understood that he has not travelled overseas recently, nor does he work in a hotel quarantine, border or health role, according to NSW Health.

A man who lives in Sydney's eastern suburbs has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

The man attended a number of venues across the city while potentially infectious, with a major public health alert now in place for a number of locations.

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"That genomic testing will give us some indication as to the strain and, therefore, some potential links", NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told journalists on Tuesday.

Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant said the "usual routes where we would expect someone to have acquired the infection", such as contact with a hospital, did not apply in this case.

Genome sequencing is underway, with results expected in the next 24 hours.

The man had a "reasonable number" of close contacts, she added, who were being tested to identify any other possible chains of transmission.

"We need to be aware that virus is still around".

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