NSW has recorded its highest number of new local coronavirus cases in over a week as health authorities reveal a mystery cluster has emerged.
NSW Health announced four locally acquired cases on Friday in the Southern Highlands region with fears the virus has spread from southwest Sydney.
All four cases are linked however the source remains under investigation, with authorities racing to contain the outbreak.
One of the new cases attended Moss Vale Public School, and another of the new cases attended Southern Highlands Early Childhood Centre, NSW Health said in a statement.
Both sites are closed today for cleaning and contact tracing is underway. The school and childcare centre are working closely with NSW Health to identify close contacts.
Students and staff at Moss Vale Public School were told to self-isolate.
NSW Health say Moss Vale residents must now be on high-alert and come forward for testing if the slightest of symptoms arise.
There were five cases detected in hotel quarantine during the last 24-hour reporting period.
Fourteen suburbs urged to remain vigilant
NSW Health also listed 14 suburbs in southwest Sydney to remain vigilant for COVID-19 symptoms due to recent cases and positive sewage tests in the region.
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