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NSW goes a week without community transmission

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This is the seventh day in a row there has been no community transmission of coronavirus detected in the state.

New South Wales has recorded four new cases of coronavirus, all in hotel quarantine.

The results are from 11,343 tests in the last 24 hours.

This is seventh day in a row there has been no community transmission of the virus detected in the state.

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"NSW Health is treating 48 COVID-19 cases, including two in intensive care, neither of whom are being ventilated," Dr Jeremy McAnulty said today.

He warned the virus may still be circulating in the community and urged people with even mild symptoms to get tested if they are unwell.

Earlier, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was surprised to learn the Queensland border could reopen on November 1.

Her Queensland counterpart Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today she would lift restrictions if NSW does not record any cases of community transmission for 28 days.

When asked about it this morning Ms Berejiklian said, "that's the first I've heard of it." However, the journalist who asked the question did not mention the 28-day caveat.

"If that's the case – this is the first I've heard of it.

"I would welcome that with open arms, if that is the case, I'm ecstatic about that. I would have hoped it would happen sooner, but I can live with the 1st of Nov because it gives help to our local residents.

"But please know that I'm only taking your word for it, I've had no contact whatsoever with the government up there, so I don't know apart from what you've just told me," MsBerejiklian said.

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