One of Sydney’s leading hospitals is on alert after a nurse tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.
The casual nurse is believed to have worked one evening shift at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst while infectious on Wednesday October 7.
According to NSW Health, the woman was providing specialised care to a single patient and had limited contact with a small number of colleagues.
It’s believed the source of the infection occurred outside the hospital, and contact tracing is underway.
The case will be reported in tomorrow’s numbers.
NSW recorded five new locally acquired cases on Friday, increasing the likelihood the border reopening with Queensland will be delayed.
The state recorded 10 new cases in total in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday, bring the overall number to 4082.
Five of the new cases are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine while the other five were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster.
NSW Health said four of the new locally acquired cases reported on Friday are associated with a private health clinic cluster.
It said all indications were that one of the new cases is an old case most likely acquired when the virus was circulating at low levels in southwest Sydney in August.
Self-isolate and get tested immediately if you've been to these locations:
Carlingford: Fitness First between 8am and 9.15am on Saturday October 3
Milson’s Point: Ripples restaurant between 8pm to 10.30pm on Saturday October 3.
Monitor for symptoms if you've been to these locations:
Artarmon Mazda service centre, Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Aldi Eastwood, S-mart Eastwood, Chemist Warehouse Epping, Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre, Palm Beach Fish & Chips, Narellan Kmart, Penrith Homemaker Centre, Penrith Guzman y Gomez, Penrith Home Co, Westfield Parramatta and Monopole restaurant in Potts Point.
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