Virus Jump Hotel Room Confirmed by New South Wales

NSW Health confirmed that three families diagnosed with COVID-19 in hotel quarantine picked up the virus from fellow returning travelers.

Health detectives believe that three cases from a family of four who stayed in a room next to the Adina Apartment Hotel in Sydney’s City Hall picked up the virus.

Despite arriving from different countries at different times, health turned into infection after all seven had the same viral sequence.

The government said on Sunday that the three cases were reclassified as locally acquired rather than overseas.

NSW Health is investigating how the infection occurred. The first family is believed to have been infected from April 8th to 11th.

All guests on the 12th floor of the hotel where the family stayed were retested and returned negative results. Staff working on the floor are self-isolated and tested.

All seven will be transferred to a special health facility and will stay until they are no longer infectious.

NSW has 67 COVID patients, including one in the intensive care unit.

A hotel quarantine from 24 hours to 8 pm on Saturday recorded 6 cases from the 8088 test.

Approximately 550 people were vaccinated during that period, bringing the total number of people in New South Wales to 173,852.

Hannah Ryan