A Sydney man in his 50s has examined constructive for COVID-19 and well being officers now concern the coronavirus could have unfold locally.
The person, from Sydney’s jap suburbs, examined constructive on Wednesday morning.
It was unclear the place the person might need been contaminated and officers mentioned he hadn’t travelled abroad lately.
He additionally doesn’t work in lodge quarantine, border management or well being.
“Our job now could be to get on prime of it to determine some other potential circumstances, attempt to determine the supply, and ensure we get on prime of this case,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian mentioned.
She pleaded with the general public to get examined in the event that they really feel any signs that may very well be COVID-19.
“The extra people who come ahead and get examined the extra rapidly we get on prime of this present outbreak,” Ms Berejiklian mentioned.
A genome sequencing evaluation was anticipated to provide additional clues as to the place the person was contaminated, NSW chief well being officer Kerry Chant mentioned shortly after 1pm.
Outcomes had been anticipated inside 24 hours.
“All the ordinary routes the place we’d count on somebody to have acquired the an infection aren’t clear,” Dr Chant mentioned.
“And that is why that is actually – requires us to try this genome sequencing to provide us that understanding of the place that supply of an infection was, after which we are able to work backwards from that.”
She mentioned the person had an particularly excessive viral load which suggests he may very well be extra infectious than different COVID-19 circumstances.
Dr Chant learn out an extended listing of venues visited by the person whereas doubtlessly infectious.
They included a Bondi Junction film theatre, Occasion Cinemas, the place the person noticed the film The Courier on Friday, April 30 between 6pm and 8pm.
Anybody who had been to one of many venues similtaneously the person was requested to right away get examined and self-isolate till receiving additional directions from NSW Well being.
That included those that have been vaccinated.
Well being officers are urgently attempting to get in contact with shut contacts of the person, and people which have been contacted have been examined and are isolating.
It was believed the person has been infectious since April 30.
It was the primary case of neighborhood unfold in NSW since April 1.
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