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COVID-19 NSW: The Beach School closes after virus case

STUDENTS and staff from The Beach School in Allambie have been told to self-isolate after a member of the school community tested positive to Covid-19

The temporary closure is to allow for contact tracing and cleaning of the school to occur.

"All staff and students are asked to self-isolate until they receive further advice," principal Anita Mangan said.

"While we recognise this will be disruptive and inconvenient for families, it is important that we follow NSW Health's advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission to support our community.

"The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us at all times. As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to."

Ms Mangan said the NSW Department of Education will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained.

There are now 107 active Covid cases in the northern beaches to 8pm on Tuesday, this is up by five on the previous day.

The 2099 postcode continues to have the highest number of cases at 27 (up by two), followed by 2093 at 13 (up by one) and 2107 at 11 (up by one).

Across NSW, five more people have died of Covid-19 and 1035 new cases of the virus were reported in the 24-hour reporting period.

Two Illawarra residents with Covid-19 have died at Wollongong Hospital, health authorities have confirmed.

They were a woman in her 80s from Wollongong and a man in his 70s from Kiama, both of whom chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said had underlying health conditions.

There have been 260 Covid-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 316 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There are 1232 Covid-19 cases in NSW hospitals, with 242 people in ICU and 122 in need of ventilators.

More than nine million vaccines have been administered in NSW, with 54.3 per cent of the population over 15 now fully-vaccinated, Ms Berejiklian said.

CLOSED: The Beach School in Allambie has temporarily closed due to a Covid-19 case. Picture: Shutterstock

CLOSED: The Beach School in Allambie has temporarily closed due to a Covid-19 case. Picture: Shutterstock

The breakdown of the 1035 locally-acquired cases to 8pm is:

  • 312 are from South Western Sydney
  • 211 are from Western Sydney
  • 126 are from South Eastern Sydney
  • 100 are from Sydney
  • 62 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • 62 are from Nepean Blue Mountains
  • 45 are from Hunter New England
  • 41 are from Northern Sydney
  • LHD, 35 are from Central Coast
  • nine are from Western NSW
  • five are from Southern NSW
  • three are from Far West
  • one is from Mid North Coast
  • three are in correctional settings
  • and 20 cases are yet to be assigned.

In the Central West, sewage surveillance has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the treatment plant at Oberon.

NSW Health administered 34,848 Covid-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5881 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

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