Alert for Woolworths, Aldi, multiple Coles as exposure site numbers explode

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Shoppers at a number of major stores including Coles and Woolworths have been warned to get tested as NSW struggles to get a grip on its latest coronavirus outbreak.

The state reported 77 new locally acquired cases and one death on Sunday, with the premier warning cases could reach triple digits on Monday.

NSW Health added to its growing list of exposure sites late on Sunday evening, including supermarkets Aldi, Woolworths and Coles, as well as Kmart.

The health department identified a positive case had visited the following stores, and those who attended at the specified time are considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

  • Fred's Fruit Market, Edensor Park, July 9 between 2pm and 3pm

  • Guirguis Family Medical Practice, Fairfield, July 9 between 1.30pm and 2.30pm

  • Sunshine One, at Neeta City Shopping Centre, Fairfield, July 8 between 1.50pm and 2.10pm

  • Fairfield Imaging Centre, Fairfield, July 8 between 1.15pm and 2pm

  • Myhealth Fairfield at Neeta City Shopping Centre, Fairfield, July 8 between 12.30pm and 1pm

  • iMedic iCare Medical Centre, Fairfield, July 8 between 11am and 3pm

  • Fairfield Heights Primary Health, July 6 between 9.45am and 12.15pm

  • Fairfield Heights Pharmacy, July 6 between 11.45am and 12.30pm

  • SK Market, Fairfield Heights, July 9 between 7am and 12pm, July 8 between 7am and 11am, July 7 between 7am and 11am and July 6 between 7am and 11am 

A view of Neeta City Shopping Centre from the street.
A number of venues in the Neeta City Shopping Centre were visited by a positive Covid case. Source: Google Maps

Those who visited another list of stores are considered casual contacts and must get tested and isolate immediately until they receive a negative result.

  • Coles, Fairfield Forum Shopping Centre, July 11 between 10.15am and 10.30am and July 7 between 8.20pm and 8.30pm

  • Aldi, Fairfield Forum Shopping Centre, July 11 between 10am and 10.15am

  • Priceline Pharmacy, World Square in Sydney's CBD, July 8 between 5.30pm and 6pm

  • Fairfield Forum Pharmacy, July 8 between 12.50pm and 5pm

  • Kogarah Fish Market, July 7 between 1pm and 2pm

  • Pulse Espresso Bar, July 7 between 12.45 and 1.15pm

  • Kogarah Golden Chopsticks, July 7 between 4.15pm and 4.45pm

  • Gloria Jeans Greenacre drive-thru, July 7 between 7.15pm and 10.30pm, July 6 between 5.30pm and 5.45pm and July 5 between 7pm and 10pm 

  • Coles Hurstville, 225 Forest Road, July 7 between 10.15pm and 10.30pm and July 6 between 10.30pm and 10.45pm 

  • Ribs & Burgers, Eastgardens, July 7 between 5.30pm and 9.30pm

  • El Portico Chicken, Kareela, July 7 between 5.45pm and 6.10pm

  • Kmart, Fairfield Forum Shopping Centre, July 7 between 8pm and 8.10pm

  • Caltex petrol station, Dural, July 6 between 5.10pm and 5.20pm

  • JD Sports, Miranda Westfield, July 6 between 10am and 11am

  • Shell Coles Express petrol station, Dural, July 5 between 8.20am and 8.30am

  • 7-Eleven service station, Georges Hall, July 4 between 5.45pm and 6.15pm

  • Coles Ramsgate, 277 The Grand Parade, July 4 between 6am and 10am

  • Woolworths Bass Hill, 753 Hume Highway, July 3 between 1.30pm and 2.10pm

Coles Ramsgate is seen from the supermarket carpark.
The Coles in Ramsgate is on alert and people are urged to check when they visited the store. Source: Google Maps

'Highly unlikely' NSW lockdown will end as planned

NSW on Sunday recorded its highest daily total of infections in the current outbreak, with 77 new local COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday.

Of the 77 new cases, only 32 were in isolation for all of their infectious period.

The premier expects this toll will be surpasses on Monday when health authorities report infection numbers for the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday.

"I'll be shocked if it's less than 100," Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Sunday.

It was "highly unlikely" lockdown provisions in Greater Sydney and surrounds will be lifted as scheduled on Friday, which will mark the end of a third week of stay at home orders.

There are 15 Covid-19 patients in NSW in intensive care, with five on ventilators.

Federal Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said one of the six SummitCare Baulkham Hills aged care residents who caught Covid-19 from an infected staff member was "seriously unwell" in hospital.

That person was the only infected resident who was unvaccinated.

with AAP

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