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Belrose named as 'suburb of concern' as two more cases recorded

BLITZ: Northern beaches police are currently conducting a high-visibility COVID compliance operation. Picture: GEOFF JONES
BLITZ: Northern beaches police are currently conducting a high-visibility COVID compliance operation. Picture: GEOFF JONES

UPDATE: NSW Health data shows the suburb grouping of Belrose/Davidson now records a total of six active COVID cases, with 2182 tests taken recently. The jump in positive results led the ministerial department to name Belrose as a suburb of concern at the state government update earlier today.

Active cases are defined as people who have tested positive for COVID-19, are in isolation and are being clinically monitored by NSW Health. A person will no longer be an active case when they are clinically released from isolation. The figure of six only refers to active cases that acquired their infection locally, it does not include cases that are acquired overseas, interstate or that are under initial investigation.

It is clear that at least one Woolworths Glenrose Village staff member has returned a positive case. A number of other contact sites in Belrose were also added yesterday, including a dry cleaners and a petrol station.

But with long queues at testing sites across the local government area, Northern Beaches Hospital has contacted the Northern Beaches Review to urge people to use the Warringah Road entrance and "be patient with clinic staff and security".

The newly added Belrose sites are considered serious meaning that anyone who attended the venues at these times is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health. They are:

Lawrence Dry Cleaners Glenrose Village - 10:30am to 11am Wednesday July 14.

Taste Baguette Glenrose Village - 10:30am to 11am Wednesday July 14 and/or 8:10am to 8:20am on Tuesday July 13.

Woolworths Glenrose Village - 10:30am to 11am on Wednesday July 14

Casual contact venues and times were also added, including:

Caltex Belrose - 60 Glen Street - 4:20pm to 4:40pm on Sunday July 18.

Woolworths Glenrose Village - 5:55am to 4:30pm on Sunday July 18; 5:55am to 3:10pm on Saturday July 17; 5:55am to 4:30pm on Friday July 16; 8:30am to 8:40am on Saturday July 10.

These contact sites of concern were in addition to the bottle shop, Bunnings and Glenrose Village sites added last week.

PREVIOUSLY:

The northern beaches has recorded another case of COVID-19, taking the local government area total community cases to four.

All four cases are in the inland suburb of Belrose. It is not known if they are all in the same household.

Another case had been recorded in Allambie Heights/Beacon Hill, but that has since been deleted.

A new venue Covid alert was issued yesterday for Glenrose Village in Belrose, with anyone visiting the Woolworths in the shopping centre on Saturday July 10 between 8.30-8.40am to immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result. This is further to an alert last week at the same Woolworths for Wednesday July 14 from 10:30-11am.

Previously, several other Belrose venue alerts had been issued by NSW Health including other stores in Glenrose Village Shopping Centre and the Belrose Hotel Bottle Shop.

Northern beaches police are currently conducting a high-visibility COVID compliance operation in Manly and other coastal areas following a spate of complaints about crowds, lack of social distancing and a pop-up party.

Today, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed 97 new cases were added to 8pm on Thursday night, and that 29 were infectious for all of the time they were in the community.

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