NSW Health update COVID cases as coronavirus hotspots in Sydney growBlau Medical News
More coronavirus cases have been diagnosed without a known source across New South Wales.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday confirmed 18 cases had been diagnosed in the 24-hour reporting period prior to 8pm Tuesday.
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Two of those are locally acquired without a known source of infection.
Thirteen were locally acquired and linked to known outbreaks while one was acquired overseas and two were acquired from Victoria.
A second worker at Hornsby Hospital has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
They were an employee in the hospital’s emergency department but did not work while infectious.
All of their close and casual contacts have been identified and instructed to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.
A third confirmed case has been identified at Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta.
However, they are not directly linked to the first two cases, so they are being treated as a locally acquired infection without a source.
The state government has also waived the fee for hotel quarantine for residents returning from Victoria for the coming month.
Berejiklian said it was a “grace period” and will be applied retroactively.
It comes a day after the state reported 22 new cases, eight of which were linked to the Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook.