New South Wales records three new local cases of coronavirus  

New South Wales records three new coronavirus cases all linked to Berala cluster - but fears grow over an infected patient who went to a major Sydney hospital while infectious

By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:02 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 00:45 GMT, 11 January 2021

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New South Wales has recorded three new local cases of coronavirus. 

All three are linked to the Berala cluster and are close contacts of a previously reported case, taking the cluster to 26.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who has returned from a week of leave, said contact tracers are in the process of 'mopping up' the western Sydney outbreak which emerged on 29 December. 

She also revealed that she wants major sporting events in NSW to go ahead this year with Covid restrictions.

Paramedics were urged to bypass Mount Druitt Hospital and transport patients to other nearby hospitals. Pictured are ambulances outside the emergency department on Sunday

Paramedics were urged to bypass Mount Druitt Hospital and transport patients to other nearby hospitals. Pictured are ambulances outside the emergency department on Sunday

'The government is looking very closely based on health advice, how we manage these major events in a Covid-safe way,' she said when asked if the Sydney derby soccer game will go ahead on Saturday.

'I do want to stress our intention in New South Wales is to always continue with life as normal as possible including hosting major events, but the question is how can you make them Covid-safe? And that always depends on what's happening at the time and the pandemic, what phase we're up to, what the level of risk is. 

'So I can confirm that all major

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