‘We need to work harder’

Dr McAnulty has expressed concern about the growth of new COVID-19 cases in western Sydney, north of the current epicentre in Fairfield.

“We’ve seen this focus of cases initially in south-east Sydney, then south-west Sydney and we’re now seeing cases in western Sydney increase,” he said.

He urged the following new locations to be on high alert for any COVID symptoms: Cumberland – particularly Merrylands and Guildford – Belrose, Toongabbie, Seven Hills, Mount Druitt, Rooty Hill, Lakemba, Fairfield, Haymarket and Wollongong.

There are now 106 people being treated for the coronavirus in NSW hospitals, including 23 in Intensive Care Units.

Eleven people in the state are on ventilators.

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