NSW COVID case numbers 124 today: Premier Gladys Berejiklian says too many infectious in community

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says numbers are going to get worse before they get better.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says numbers are going to get worse before they get better.

Two staff members at an aged care facility in Belrose have tested positive and further venues been added to the long list of Belrose Covid exposure sites as NSW's cases jump 124 in a day.

Ajmer's Indian Restuarant at Glenrose Village has been added as a new site of concern. Anyone who attended Ajmer's on Thursday July 15 between 5:30pm to 6pm 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.

Taste Baguette Glenrose Village had another date of concern: 11:30am to 11:45am on Sunday July 18 and the Three Beans Cafe Glenrose Village was listed for 8:50am to 9:10am on Sunday July 18. Anyone at these places needs to get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

The Premier has also confirmed that two staff members at an aged care home in Belrose have also tested positive.

COVID cases continue to grow in Sydney, with Gladys Berejiklian warning the impact of the harder lockdown will not be reflected in the numbers until at least the weekend.

The NSW Premier announced there had been 124 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Wednesday, with "at least" 48 infectious in the community.

"I'm expecting case numbers to go up even higher," the Premier said. "It'll go up before it goes back down."

A new record 85,000 people were tested in NSW yesterday.

The Premier said there had been some "spillover" into other local government areas in Sydney.

It comes as regions, brace for the virus to leak into their communities given the continued movement of workers in and out of Sydney.

Workplaces and households remained the biggest contributors to transmission.

"We can't stress enough how contagious this virus is," Ms Berejiklian said.

NSW Health's Dr Jeremy McAnulty said 67 of the new cases were linked to known cases and clusters. There are 118 people in hospital, 28 in intensive care, with 14 requiring ventilation.

"This is a serious disease for all ages," he said. "The contact tracers are doing a fantastic job," Dr McAnulty said.

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