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‘The virus is continuing to spread’: NSW records 210 new local COVID-19 cases


New South Wales has recorded 210 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, with Health Minister Brad Hazzard warning the virus is “continuing to spread”.

At least 32 of those 210 people were circulating in the community for all or part of their infectious period.

Greater Sydney and surrounding regions are in lockdown until at least August 28, as health authorities battle to contain a outbreak of the virulent Delta strain.

The majority of new cases were in southwest Sydney and western Sydney, Mr Hazzard said.

“The focus, unfortunately, has been in that area and 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 on Saturday morning.

“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.”

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