NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the state is at a “critical point” after health authorities recorded another 20 coronavirus cases overnight, including 11 linked to known Sydney clusters.
Over 20,000 COVID-19 tests were conducted at the weekend and in the 24 hours leading up to 8:00pm on Sunday night, 20 people were diagnosed with the disease.
All the newly-identified cases were from known sources, which the Premier said was a “silver lining”.
“Our state continues to be on extremely high alert,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“But we also our state continues to be at a critical point — we have the opportunity to isolate the cases that we have to clamp down and to make sure we reduce the incidence of the virus spreading.
“Unfortunately, other places don’t have that opportunity.”
Of the 20 people diagnoses yesterday, three were related to the Casula Crossroads Hotel cluster in south-west Sydney, bringing the total cases there to 48.
Another eight were related to the Thai Rock restaurant in Wetherill Park mall and another four are connected to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on the NSW South Coast.