NSW records six new cases of coronavirus linked to western Sydney cluster

NSW records SIX new cases of coronavirus as urgent alert goes out to Centrelink in Sydney's western suburbs visited by infected man

By Australian Associated Press and Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:03 GMT, 17 January 2021 | Updated: 01:17 GMT, 17 January 2021

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New South Wales remains on high alert after the state recorded six locally acquired cases of coronavirus.

Five of the six cases recorded on Sunday were household contacts of a western Sydney case who was reported in Saturday's figures.

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All new cases are believed to be linked to the Berala bottle shop cluster in Sydney's south-west.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged more people to come forward for testing, especially those in close proximity to western Sydney suburbs.

NSW remains on high alert after six locally acquired cases on Sunday. Pictured are office workers on their lunch break in Sydney's CBD this week

NSW remains on high alert after six locally acquired cases on Sunday. Pictured are office workers on their lunch break in Sydney's CBD this week

'It's really important to note that through households, it's really easy to spread the virus, as we have seen, so in one household, we had six people get the virus,' Ms Berejiklian said on Sunday.

'What is really important is to make sure that given we are towards the tail end of this particular outbreak, there haven't been other super-seeding events, we want to keep it that way.'

Health authorities have stressed to need for more Sydneysiders to come forward for testing after 12,700 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday evening. 

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