Four of the 14 new cases recorded in New South Wales have been linked to a church outbreak, with people who attended five different services now declared close contacts.
New South Wales has recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19, with numerous linked to a church outbreak.
Four of the new cases attended funeral and church services in south west Sydney between 16 and 19 of July and have been urged to isolate and get tested, regardless of symptoms.
"Continue to self-isolate for 14 days even if the test is negative. If symptoms develop get tested again," NSW Health said.
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The services attended were:
- 16 July - St Brendan's Catholic Church Bankstown for one hour from 6.30pm
- 17 July - Ausia Funeral Services at Fairfield East between 1pm and 8pm
- 18 July - Funeral service at St Brendan's Catholic Church Bankstown for one hour from 10am
- 18 July - Burial service at St John of God Lawn at Rookwood between 11.30 and 1pm
- 19 July - Our Lady of Mt Carmel at Mt Pritchard for one hour from 7.30am
There were 25,139 tests undertaken in New South Wales, down from yesterday where a record-breaking 30,535 were done.
Six new cases have been linked to the Thai Rock Restraunt cluster, tho of which are associated with Our Lady of Lebanon Church.
Three are returned travellers and one case is still under investigation.
No new cases have been linked to the Crossroads Hotel cluster, or Batemans Bay Soliders Club.
Meanwhile, three schools have been closed after four students tested positive in western Sydney.
There were two students in Merrylands, one in Bossley Park and one in Bonnyrigg Heights. Two of the four children are related.
It is understood some of those children may have gone to school while their mother was awaiting her own positive test result.
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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-new-south-wales-14-new-cases-church-funeral-cluster-outbreak/3a1446c7-97a1-41bc-8358-4a57261f2fd6