New South Wales has recorded 31 new cases of community transmission as the state nears the end of its first week in lockdown.
Thirteen of today’s Covid19 cases were active in the community while infectious.
Despite the rise, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she was “relieved” by today’s figures.
“What we’re seeing today is a lag of the last couple of days before we went into lockdown,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“We are anticipating there could be an increase in numbers over the next few days.
“Then hopefully early next week we should see the impact of the lockdown really turning and having a positive impact.”
More than 73,000 people were tested for the virus in the last 24 hours, a result Ms Berejiklian said was “very pleasing”.
A total of 27 of today’s cases are linked to previously confirmed cases, with 17 identified as household contacts.
“We are treating and managing 172 cases, most of those are being treated in non-acute out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in special accommodation, but we have three patients in intensive care,” Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said.
Venues of concern
Certain venues remain of particular concern including the Crossways Hotel in Strathfield, the Joh Bailey hairdresser in Double Bay and the Lyfe Cafe in Bondi.
Two new cases have been linked to the Crossways Hotel, bringing the total number of cases linked to the venue to 12.
Three new cases are linked to the Lyfe Cafe with 28 people now infected as a result of the cluster.
A swimming pool in Bankstown and the Coles supermarket in Bondi were also highlighted as venues of concern.
Bankstown Swimming Centre on Chapel Road was an exposure site on the weekend of June 26-27.
“We will be announcing some additional dates related to the Bankstown swimming centre as we investigate both upstream acquisition and infectious cases at that site,” Dr Chant said.
Dr Chant said the exposure sites were “shifting”.