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Sydney cluster outbreak now linked to Kmart and aged-care home

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NSW has reported 13 new cases of coronavirus overnight, including 10 linked to the growing hotel cluster outbreak in south-west Sydney.

NSW has reported 13 new cases of coronavirus overnight, including 10 linked to the growing hotel cluster outbreak in south-west Sydney, as the premier warns the state is on "high alert".

The state's Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said there was now a total of 28 cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel in Casula.

She urged anyone who visited the hotel between July 3 and July 10 to self-isolate for 14 days.

Graph showing daily coronavirus cases and COVID-19 tests in NSW, reported July 14.

One of the new coronavirus cases from the Crossroads Hotel worked at a Kmart in Casula on July 10, from 5pm until midnight.

People who visited that during that time should monitor for symptoms, self-isolate and get tested, Dr Chant said.

Another man who tested positive had visited the Prestons Lodge residential aged care facility during his infectious period.

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Dr Chant said no other cases have been identified at Prestons Lodge but "as a precaution" the facility has been placed into lockdown.

An aged care resident who was visited by a man who later tested positive for coronavirus is being isolated, she said.

All residents and staff were being monitored for symptoms, given the "high risk" status of aged-care facilities and the tragic experience of Newmarch House, where 19 died.

More than 12,300 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.

From 12.01 on Friday morning every pub, club and hotel across NSW must download a COVID-safe plan.

Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said those plans must be registered with Services New South Wales.

He said this initiative "will go a long way" to reduce the risk of community transmission.

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian said NSW was now in a "state of high alert".

She urged residents to comply with social distancing and wash their hands.

"Do not let your guard down," she said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-sydney-cluster-outbreak-now-linked-to-kmart-and-agedcare-home/2febc5dd-bb17-4e1f-9966-c686acf61d1c

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