Sydney COVID-19 outbreaks increase again to 172


In New South Wales, 172 locally acquired new cases of COVID-19 (daily highs) have been reported, and 79 people may have been infected in the community during all or part of the infection period. there is.

Greater Sydney and its surrounding areas have been blocked until at least July 31 as health officials are working to contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus Delta strain.

“There have been many incidents not only at work but also at home,” Gladys Berejikrian said on Tuesday.

As reported on Monday, the two women in their 80s who died of the virus were the home contacts of unvaccinated people.

The virus is more prevalent in western Sydney than in southwestern Sydney, according to Beregikrian.

A high-rise condominium in western Sydney was blocked by police guards to carry out a two-week quarantine after six COVID-19s were detected in the population.

Approximately 100 people living in a five-story building are being urgently examined after the first case was diagnosed in a resident of the Devitt Street Building in Blacktown on Monday.

The Western Sydney Local Health District states that all residents are considered to be closely related.

Six cases were identified in three related households in a 50-unit apartment block owned by Evolve Housing, one of the country’s largest community housing providers.

Authorities work with residents, building management and other agencies “to implement measures to control infection and address the health and well-being of residents.”

“Food and other services, including daily welfare checks, are safely provided to residents during the 14-day quarantine period,” said Western Sydney Local Health District.

“Customized support services will be provided to all isolated residents as needed.”

Emergency situations reinforce the need for everyone to wear face masks in shared foyer or lobby areas, elevators, stairwells and corridors, and shared laundry facilities.

NSW police were called in by NSW Health on Monday night to protect the building.

Blacktown is one of Sydney’s epicenters of COVID outbreaks, and non-essential workers cannot leave, even for work.

The week-long blockade in the New South Wales municipalities of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney will end on Tuesday at 11:59 pm.

A complete list of NSW exposure sites can be found at