More than 100 COVID-19 cases

NSW recorded 112 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm July 11.

Of the acquired cases, 64 are linked to a known case or cluster – 41 are household contacts and 23 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 48 cases remains under investigation.

Thirty-four cases were infectious in the community.

Since June 16, there have been 678 locally acquired cases.

There are currently 63 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 18 people in intensive care, four of whom require ventilation.

The local government areas of concern are Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool. Among the mentioned LGAs Glenfield and areas of the Blue Mountains have also been highlighted.

Transmission in workplaces remains a concern. Everyone should work from home if possible. For essential workplaces:

Limit the interaction and mixing of employees, prevent meetings and gatherings, and reduce the size of the groups;

It is mandatory to wear masks – including indoors and outdoors on construction sites,

and;

Remind everyone in the workplace that they must not attend if they have even mild cold like symptoms. They need to get a test immediately and isolate until they get a negative result. They also need to check the NSW website every day for updated venues in case they are a contact.

People are also reminded not to have visitors at their homes and everyone is reminded that household members only includes those who live with you, not any other family members.

Check the NSW Health website for more details.