NSW has recorded a new case of Covid-19 for the first time in almost a month.
The health department said on Wednesday “urgent” investigations and contract tracing are underway.
The case is a man, a resident of Sydney's east believed to be aged in his 50s, who was tested on Tuesday but returned a positive result on Wednesday.
It's the first locally acquired case in NSW in almost a month after Covid-19 spread between returned travellers in hotel quarantine between April 7-12.
The latest case has not travelled overseas and does not work in hotel quarantine or a health role.
However, he did visit a number of venues in Bondi and stores in Sydney's west.
Venues the Sydney Covid case visited
Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction (screening of The Courier) - Friday, 6pm-8pm
Figo Restaurant, Rushcutters Bay - Friday, 8.45pm-11pm
Joe's Barbeques & Heating, Silverwater - Saturday, 1pm-1.45pm
Tucker Barbeques, Silverwater - Saturday, 1pm-1.45pm
Barbeques Galore, Annandale - Saturday, 2pm-3pm
Barbeques Galore, Casula - Saturday, 4pm-5pm
BP Mascot - Saturday, 4.30pm-5pm
The Meat Store, Bondi Junction - Sunday, 3pm-4pm
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Wednesday authorities are undertaking genomic testing for strains in hotel quarantine and in other states.
“So that genomic testing will give us some indication as to the strain and, therefore, some potential links,” Ms Berejiklian said.
She added the man "did everything right".
CHO 'disappointed' by lack of QR code sign-ins
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said she found it "disappointing" only 100 signed in at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction on Friday night.
“Can I urge anyone who knows anyone who went to the Bondi Junction cinema – Event Cinemas at that time to reach out to them and alert them if they haven't seen this in the media?" Dr Chant said.
She said QR codes allow health authorities to contact people who visited venues directly should their be a positive case.
That task is now more difficult, with authorities now needing to contact Event Cinemas management.
“I suppose what I highlight it for is the fact that having those QR codes available to us means that we can text people almost immediately, and so we know that there were a hundred sign-ins," Dr Chant said.
"Now, we need to go back to the management and understand was that a reasonable, was that expected numbers.
"But I'm also conscious that it was a Friday night and there may well have been other people that may have not QR coded so that's why I'm suggesting we all work with each other."
Dr Chant said health authorities believe he was infectious from Friday, April 30. He was also not vaccinated against Covid-19.
She was also asked if there are any theories as to how he caught the virus but that remains a mystery.
“Obviously we have asked him about - he hasn't returned from overseas," Dr Chant said.
More Covid cases expected, update on restrictions
The premier said she expects more cases of Covid-19 in the coming days but for the moment restrictions will remain the same.
Ms Berejiklian added it's "very early" in making a call on restriction changes.
“We expect a high number of people to come forward," she said.
"In the last 24 hours we had 13,500 people come forward and get tested.
"No doubt this positive case will alert more people to come forward and get tested and that's a good thing."
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