NSW records 12 new coronavirus cases as Thai Rock cluster grows and popular ...

NSW records 12 new coronavirus cases as worrying Thai Rock cluster continues to surge and a string of popular Sydney venues are shut down NSW coronavirus death toll rose to 52 after an 83-year-old man died on Saturday Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster is near 100 cases, while Potts Point reached 24  Fifteen venues in NSW have been fined for COVID-19 breaches in three weeks

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 02:50 BST, 2 August 2020 | Updated: 03:04 BST, 2 August 2020

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NSW has recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases as the state grapples with continued restriction breaches and its first coronavirus-related death in more than two months.

An 83-year-old man connected to the Crossroads Hotel cluster in southwest Sydney died on Saturday morning, taking the NSW death toll to 52 and the nationwide tally past 200.

It was the first coronavirus-related death in NSW since late May.

NSW recorded 12 new cases - with just one in hotel quarantine - in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday from almost 22,500 cases.

Eight people are in intensive care, with at least 103 being treated for the virus in hospital.

NSW Health's Dr Jeremy McAnulty on Saturday said seven cases in the past week have not been linked to known cases, emanating from southwestern Sydney, western Sydney, southeastern Sydney and Sydney local health districts.

NSW has recorded 12 new coronavirus cases and its first death in more than two months. Pictured: a nurse takes a swab from a patient in Sydney

NSW has recorded 12 new coronavirus cases and its first death in more than two months. Pictured: a nurse takes a swab from a patient in Sydney

The Thai Rock Wetherill Park (pictured) cluster has grown to near 100 cases, while the Potts Point restaurant has reached 24

The Thai Rock Wetherill Park (pictured) cluster has grown to near 100 cases, while the Potts Point restaurant has reached 24

The Thai Rock Wetherill Park cluster is nearing 100 cases, while the cluster in Potts Point has reached 24 and the funeral events cluster sits

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