'Very dangerous': Huge jump in new NSW Covid cases

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NSW has reported 210 new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 — a big jump from 170 infections on Friday.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard told reporters on Saturday the majority of cases were in Sydney's west and southwest.

"I'd ask everybody in the local area to do what NSW Health has asked on many occasions and that is a stay-at-home," he said.

"Just stay-at-home unless you must go out, unless it is essential that you go out. Stay-at-home. Definitely do not go and visit another household."

"I know you want to visit your aunts and uncles and cousins. We all do but unfortunately, that is continuing to be a very dangerous exercise and the virus is continuing to spread in that south-western Sydney and Western Sydney area."

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard at a press conference to provide a COVID-19 update in Sydney.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the state has recorded 210 cases of coronavirus. Source: AAP

Of Saturday's cases, only 58 were in isolation throughout their entire infectious period.

NSW has also recorded its 14th death since the start of the outbreak after a man in his 60s, who lives in Sydney's southwest, died.

More venues of concern were released by the health department on Saturday morning including a number of supermarkets and chemists.

People who visited close contact venues are being asked to get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of their test result.

Two mounted police officers patrol around the edge of the harbour as a man runs past them doing his permitted exercise in Sydney, Australia.
Two NSW Police offficers on patrol near Sydney Harbour on Friday. Source: Getty Images

Visitors to casual contact venues will have to get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result on their Covid-19 test.

For a full list of potential exposure sites click here.

Close contact venues

  • Jumbo Thai, Pyrmont - July 24, 12.25pm to 12.40pm and Monday, 12.55pm to 1.05pm

  • Alan Lo Chemist, Campsie - Sunday, 4.30pm to 4.40pm

  • Kids Guardian Angel Childcare Centre, Lurnea - Monday, 8.55am to 5.35pm

  • Sydney UltraSound, Burwood - Tuesday, 8.45am to 10.15am

  • Chemist Warehouse, Strathfield - Tuesday, 1.55pm to 2.10pm

  • Bread Top Shop, Strathfield - Tuesday, 2pm to 2.10pm

  • LA Donuts, Beverly Hills - Tuesday, 12.05pm to 12.15pm

Casual contact venues

  • Coles, Chipping Norton - July 20, 6.35pm to 7pm

  • BWS, Campsie - July 20, 9am to 9.20am

  • Kebab House, Chipping Norton - July 21, 9am to 9.10am

  • Aldi, Baulkham Hills - July 21, 5.45am to 3.10pm and July 22, 6.49am to 10.25am

  • Prestige Paint and Panel, Rushcutters Bay - July 22, 8am to 4pm

  • Pharmasave Murrays Pharmacy - July 23, 10.25am to 10.40am

  • Riverwood Newsagency and Tobacconist - July 23, 6.25pm to 6.35pm

  • IGA, Roseberry - July 23, 4.45pm to 4.55pm

  • Azrum Market - July 24, 9.50am to 10am

  • Coles, Wentworth Point - July 24, 9.15am to 10.05am

  • Dai Thanh Grocery, Canley Heights - July 24, 12.55pm to 1.15pm and July 25, 1.35pm to 1.40pm

  • Subway, Leppington - July 24, 1.55pm to 2.05pm

  • Chemist Warehouse, Casula - July 24, 3.50pm to 4.20pm

  • Priceline Pharmacy, Lidcombe - July 24, 3.55pm to 4.05pm

  • Familymart, Lidcombe - July 24, 5.10pm to 5.15pm

  • Healthpoint Medical Practice, Canley Heights - Sunday, 9am to 10.30am

  • Country Growers, Parramatta Westfield - July 24, 6pm to 6.15pm

  • Coles, Clemton Park - Sunday, 1.30pm to 2pm

  • Auburn Central Shopping Centre - Sunday, 1.50pm to 3.25pm

  • Woolworths, Hornsby - Sunday, 2pm to 2.30pm

  • Al Baraka Quality Meats - Monday, 12.01am to 10.15am

  • Post Office, Austral - Monday, 9.55am to 10am

  • Officeworks, Penrith - Monday, 12pm to 5pm

  • Punchbowl Family Healthcare - Monday, 5.20pm to 5.50pm

  • Amcal Pharmacy, Milperra - Tuesday, 1.35pm to 1.40pm

  • Bunnings, Kingsgrove - Tuesday, 11.25am to 11.50am

  • Fruit World, Roselands - Tuesday, 11am to 11.20am

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