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Seven new virus cases recorded in NSW as Sydney cluster grows

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 17/10/2020 9News Staff

NSW records seven new cases © Getty NSW records seven new cases

New South Wales has recorded seven new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, five of which have been locally acquired.

The remaining two cases are overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.

Three of the five locally acquired cases are family members who attended the Greater Beginnings Childcare Centre at Oran Park.

The fourth case is a teacher who works at the centre and all four cases are close contacts of a known case linked to the Oran Park cluster.

There are now 18 cases of coronavirus linked the the cluster.

The fifth locally acquired case is a student from Oran Park high school.

Contact tracing has begun and the school has been closed for deep cleaning.

Today's figures come after six cases of community transmission were recorded yesterday.

There have been almost 2.9 million tests conducted since the pandemic began.

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