Bunnings and Harvey Norman among 30 new exposure sites

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Almost 30 new Covid exposure sites have been identified after NSW’s virus outbreak exploded by 112 new infections on Monday.

Of the new locally acquired cases, 64 are linked to a known case or cluster but the source of infection for 48 cases remains under investigation.

At least 34 of the new cases were out in the community for part or all of their infectious period.

There are 18 Covid-19 patients in intensive care, with four ventilated.

Shoppers are forced to queue outside Bunnings due to new government social distancing measures. Source: Getty
There are now 300 Covid exposure locations across the city, with more Coles, Woolworths and Bunnings stores added on Monday night. Source: Getty

The huge jump brings the total number of Covid cases since the Bondi cluster emerged on June 16 to 680.

There are now 300 Covid exposure locations across the city, with more Coles, Woolworths and Bunnings stores added on Monday night.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result:

  • Australian Visa Now in Fairfield from 9:30am to 4:30pm on all days from July 5-July 10

  • Law and Order Office Work in Fairfield from 9:30am to 4:30pm on all days from July 5-July 10

  • Belmore Medical Centre in Belmore from 10am to 11am on July 5

  • Mrs Fields, Roselands Shopping Centre from 10:30am to 10:45am on July 1, from 7am to 7:10am on July 3 and 10:30am to 10:40am on July 5

Harvey Norman store. Source: AAP
A Harvery Norman store in Penriith is now on Coviid alert. Source: AAP

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:

  • Boulevarde Pharmacy in Fairfield Heights from 9am to 10am on July 10

  • Babylon Baker in Fairfield Heights from 12:45pm to 12:50pm on July 10

  • McGraths Hill BMX track in McGraths Hill from 11am to 1pm on July 7

  • Windsor Riverview Shopping Centre in Windsor from 1:30pm to 3pm on July 7

  • Lazezza Kebab Bakery Grills in Mortdale from 2:15pm to 3pm on July 7

  • PRD Real Estate in Liverpool from 9am to 5:30pm on July 7, July 9, July 10

  • Asal Sweet Patisserie in Merrylands from 4pm to 5pm on July 8

  • Australia Post Office, Eastgate Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction from 3:50pm to 4pm on July 9

  • Café at Lewers in Emu Plains from 9am to 9:30am on July 6-July 9

  • Woolworths, Lennox Shopping Centre in Emu Plains from 4pm to 4:30pm on July 6

  • Cons Continental Deli, Glenbrook Village in Glenbrook from 1pm to 1:30pm on July 6

  • The Take Away Joint in Glenbrook from 1pm to 1:30pm on July 6

  • Harvey Norman, Penrith Homemaker Centre in Jamisontown from 3pm to 3:30pm on July 6

  • Penrith Homemaker Centre in Jamisontown from 3pm to 3:30pm on July 6

  • Grey Gums Bottlemart in Jamisontown from 3pm to 3:30pm on July 6

  • Tins and Wood in Penrith from 5:20pm to 5:40pm on July 7

  • Caltex Petrol Station in Kemps Creek from 4:15pm to 4:45pm on July 8

  • Woolworths Fairfield Heights from 5:40pm to 5:50pm on July 8, from 6pm to 7pm on July 8 and 12:40pm to 12:55pm on July 10

  • Coles Pyrmont from 1pm to 1:20pm on July 5

  • Coles Kareela from 1pm to 10pm on July 7

Anyone who attended the following venue at the times listed must monitor for symptoms and get tested and isolate if they appear:

  • Bunnings Hoxton Park from 11:10am to 12:15pm on July 8

  • Irish Convenience Store in Bondi Junction from 9:55am to 11:05am on July 10

For a full list of casual contacts and other venues that have been added, visit the NSW Covid-19 case locations page here.

General view outside a Woolworths in Sunbury. Source: Getty
Anyone who visited Woolworths in Lennox Shopping Centre from 4pm to 4:30pm on July 6 is a casual contact. Source: Getty

Premier hints at lockdown extension

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Monday it would be "almost impossible" for lockdown to be lifted on Friday given the dramatic rise in Covid cases.

"Where the numbers are, it is not likely - in fact, almost impossible - for us to get out of lockdown on Friday," she said.

"Family or close friends, unfortunately, bear the brunt of those 112 (cases) we have seen overnight.

"If you put yourself at risk, you're putting your entire family - and that means extended family, as well as your closest friends and associates - at risk."

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said she was "in two minds" about whether Monday's case numbers marked a peak in the outbreak.

"If I can find all the cases out there today through really, really high testing, that is actually a win," Dr Chant said.

With AAP

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