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NSW records 112 new local coronavirus cases with at least 34 people infectious in the community

New South Wales has recorded 112 new local COVID-19 cases with at least 34 in the community while infectious.

The state also recorded four overseas acquired cases on Monday, from more than 46,000 tests.

There are 63 COVID-19 patients currently in hospital, with 18 people in intensive care and four on ventilators.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said “the vast majority” of new cases were family members or “very, very close contacts” of known cases.

“I want to stress again, as we did yesterday, if you put yourself at risk, you’re putting your entire family, and that means extended family, as well as your closest friends and associates, at risk,” she told reporters on Monday.

The premier said the number of people infectious in the community needed to be “as close to zero as possible” before the lockdown, which has now entered its third week, can end.

The outbreak remain concentrated in the local government areas of Fairfield, Canterbury Bankstown and Liverpool.

NSW Health late on Sunday advised of multiple new exposure sites in Fairfield and Fairfield Heights, including a number of medical centres and pharmacies. A Kogarah fish shop is also in the spotlight. People who have visited any of the sites are being told to get tested and self-isolate.

Monday’s numbers follow 77 new local cases reported on Sunday and one death, a woman in her 90s from Sydney’s southwest who was a close contact of a locally-acquired case.

The woman died hours after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and was believed to have been unvaccinated.

Her death is the first since the Bondi cluster emerged on 16 June, and the first connected to COVID-19 in NSW since a man died in December.

Source: sbs