Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced five new coronavirus cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours in New South Wales.
One another person has died due to COVID-19 on December 21. NSW health officials confirmed that “This man was in his 70s and died due to respiratory complications following a COVID-19 infection diagnosed in March.”
“Each positive case are on the northern beaches, and all of the cases are obviously linked with the Avalon cluster,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Avalon’s suburb as the epicentre, with the northern beaches cluster, now has 126 cases linked.
There were also nine cases reported in hotel quarantine in 24 hours up to 8 PM on Sunday. NSW Health stated the death toll of state from the COVID-19 had increased.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called for “absolute restraint” in the last month of the year 2020. She declared the Sydney Harbour foreshore would be fully vacated during the year-end of fireworks.
She has declared tight restrictions due to COVID-19 for Greater Sydney for the usually noisy evening; it includes a decreased cap on outdoor gatherings such as picnics and barbecues.
The newest tweaks to COVID-19 restrictions come as health authorities conducted more than 15,000 cases in the 24 hours to yesterday 8 PM.
The COVID-19 cases were declared alongside a litany of changes to New Year Eve’s celebrations.
Ms Berejiklian said, “Apologies for being so strict.”
- NSW frontline workers like doctors and nurses, would not be given front-row seats to enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the city harbour foreshore.
- Greater Sydney people can only have up to 10 hospitality venues and household visitors adhering to one person per 4-square-metre rule.
- The State Government would decrease the limit on outdoor gatherings from 100 people to 50 people in Greater Sydney, as long as people are socially distancing.
NSW chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant said the man who died, “I believe this highlights the point that sometimes the complexities can be so critical that the lung damage and other complications arising from COVID-19, that can consequently be the reason of death after many months of coronavirus contamination.”
There have been 56 deaths due to the coronavirus in NSW since the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the five new cases, one is related to a previous case that continues under examination.