NSW Records 77 New COVID Cases & The First Death Of This ‘Bondi Cluster’ Outbreak

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NSW Health has reported 77 new locally-acquired cases as of 8PM last night as well as the first death in this outbreak.

Of these cases, 55 are linked to a known case or cluster—39 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts—and 22 cases are under investigation.

32 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period while nine cases were in isolation for part of it. 33 cases were infectious while in the community and three cases are under further investigation. Today’s total cases bring the Bondi Cluster first reported on the 16th of June to 566.

The new cases come after NSW Health tested 48,754, a nice jump from the day prior’s 42,023.

Speaking at today’s NSW press conference, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned that NSW residents should prepare to see over 100 cases reported tomorrow.

“I‘m anticipating the numbers in New South Wales will be greater than 100 tomorrow,” she said.

“I’ll be shocked if it’s less than 100 this time tomorrow.”

She added that it’s highly unlikely for the lockdown to end on the 16th of July.

Tragically, NSW Health also confirmed the first death of this outbreak, a woman in her 90s from South West Sydney who died yesterday at Liverpool Hospital.

“She was a close contact of a locally acquired case and was tested for COVID-19 on Friday, returning a positive result on Friday result early yesterday morning,” NSW Health explained in a press statement today.

“NSW Health extends its sincere sympathies to her family.”

According to NSW Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant, the woman was not vaccinated. 

“I understand that she was unvaccinated but we will confirm that,” she told reporters.

“NSW Health extends its sincere sympathies to her family.”

“My condolences to the family.

“Again I highlight the impact COVID can have on your loved ones.”

There are currently 52 COVID-19 infected people admitted to hospital, with 15 people in intensive care. One is in their teens, another in their 20s and in their 30s.

NSW Health administered 15, 310 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours leading up to 8PM last night, bringing the total number of vaccines administers in NSW to 2,678,470.

On Friday, Premier Berejilkian introduced greater restrictions for the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and Wollongong areas. We answered your questions about that here.