Ten of the 13 new coronavirus cases in NSW today are linked to a growing cluster at the Thai Rock restaurant at Stocklands Mall in Wetherill Park, in Sydney's west. At least four further cases had occurred in other household contacts by August 8. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. A worshipper who attended the church over three days after visiting the restaurant later tested positive. The Thai restaurant, in Stockland Wetherill Park, closed last week after a number of cases were identified there. One of the cases is a staff member. The Wetherill Park cases were traced to two places — Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Harris Park and an under-6s soccer match in the Canterbury-Bankstown area. More than 34 kilometres separate the two Thai Rock eateries, but an analysis by NSW Health found their cases share a close genomic fingerprint, unequivocally fusing the two clusters which, combined, account for 153 COVID-19 cases. The combined tally is more than twice the size of NSW's second-largest cluster, linked to funerals held in the Bankstown area in July (73 cases), and 20 cases shy of tripling the Crossroads Hotel cluster (58 cases). Victoria's COVID-19 cluster linked to a Thai restaurant in Melbourne's south-east has grown after two more diners tested positive. Will the Brisbane lockdown be lifted today? Police fined a venue on the Princes Highway in the Wollongong suburb Figtree $5,000 for not enforcing safety rules, after people were spotted drinking in groups on Saturday. Watch the latest in New South Wales’ coronavirus response in the video above Up to 200 people attended the party, but most fled once police arrived. Authorities say anyone who visited Thai Rock Potts Point for two hours or more between 15 July and 25 July should immediately get a COVID-19 test and self … Eight cases from the cluster have also been linked to three schools, which have been closed for cleaning. One was infectious when they visited Apollo. Victorian health authorities are confident the Black Rock coronavirus cluster is on a "very positive trajectory". The coronavirus cluster on Sydney's northern beaches has grown to 83 cases, as record numbers of people come forward for testing in NSW. VICTORIA'S LATEST COVID-19 SUMMARY: * Sixty days without community transmission of coronavirus ended on Wednesday, with three new cases * Another five … There were 25,139 tests done in the last reporting period. The revelation follows an investigation into a person who developed COVID-19 after dining there on Friday, July 17. Authorities confirmed on Saturday the cluster was "directly linked" through genomic sequencing to the outbreak in New South Wales. On Tuesday, NSW recorded three new cases - one in hotel quarantine and two locally acquired, including one whose source is under investigation. Department of Health and Human Services testing commander Jeroen Weimar said a group of 12 had dined at the Smile Buffalo Thai Black Rock and “infected each other” before transmitting the virus to the rest of the community. More than 38,000 people were swabbed for the virus in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday (local time), and 15 new infections were recorded. Four Sydney children have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with three schools now closed for cleaning. NSW Health has reported six new COVID-19 cases linked to the Thai Rock in Wetherill Park, bringing the total number of cases connected to the venue to 67. NSW has reported 3,479 confirmed cases and 51 deaths. NSW Health on Friday confirmed three cases of COVID-19 had been linked to the Thai Rock restaurant at Stockland Mall, Wetherill Park. The Thai Shrimp Association has projected total export volumes of vannamei shrimp from the country this year to come to roughly 150,000 metric … coronavirus; Thai Rock restaurant in Potts Point now has confirmed COVID-19 case. NSW recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as the Crossroads Hotel cluster in Casula in south-west Sydney grew to 56 cases and the outbreak linked to the Thai Rock in Wetherill Park in Sydney's west increased to 46. The Wetherill Park cluster was first identified when a staff member and a diner both tested positive for the COVID-19 virus SARS-CoV-2 and both had attended the restaurant during their incubation period. An alert was issued about the Thai Rock restaurant on July 17 after a worker tested positive NSW has reported 3,479 confirmed COVID-19 cases The Thai Rock cases include 11 linked to the Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Harris Park, Western Sydney. NSW Health said it was able to determine the source of every new COVID-19 case recorded overnight The staff member dined at Thai Rock at Wetherill Park, and means the restaurant's total cluster is 37. Another man, 63, was arrested and charged on Saturday after entering NSW from Victoria without a permit. In Port Macquarie, one pub and two restaurants were each fined $1,000 for breaking the rules after a police check on 19 venues. They had been to the Thai restaurant five days earlier. The health authority issued an alert about Thai Rock on July 17, urging that anyone who dined at the restaurant over July 9-12 and July 14 should get tested. The COVID-19 outbreak at North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Tasmania found that the original source of the then 114 reported cases was most likely to have been one or both of two Ruby Princess passengers who were admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. Following media alerts urging staff and attendees of both restaurants to get tested, a couple who had eaten at Thai Rock on July 17 and Apollo on July 22 was identified as the link between the venues. BANGKOK. The source of that soccer match cluster was a five-year-old who was a household contact of someone in the cathedral cluster. Of the new cases, four are people who ate at the restaurant and six are close contacts, bringing the tally associated with the venue to … Two new coronavirus cases were linked to The Apollo in Potts Point and the venue has now been closed for cleaning. What would impeachment mean for US President Donald Trump? A Thai restaurant in Sydney's Potts Point has been closed for cleaning after a staff member tested positive to coronavirus, according to NSW Health. LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday, 24 cases were directly linked to the outbreak - all connected to the Buffalo Smile Thai restaurant in bayside Melbourne and linked back to a cluster in NSW. NSW Health said all staff and residents of Ashfield Baptist Homes (ABH) were now being tested for COVID-19. Four venues across Gerringong and Shellharbour also face fines for overcrowding and not enforcing physical distancing. The Thai Rock restaurants cluster is NSW's biggest since Victoria's hotel quarantine breaches foisted a second wave upon both states. By August 8, 10 more cases were linked to the Apollo restaurant cluster, including six restaurant attendees and four household contacts of restaurant attendees. The department has issued a warning that anyone who attended the Thai Rock restaurant at Potts Point for more than two hours between Wednesday, July 15 and Saturday, July 25 needs to immediately self-isolate for 14 days and get tested. RELATED: Coronavirus live updates Pallavi Singhal is a data journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald, Supercluster confirmed as genetic fingerprint links two outbreaks 34km apart. The Thai Rock cases include 11 linked to the Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Harris Park, Western Sydney. Victoria has recorded three new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total of active cases to 10. It's the lowest daily total since the state recorded two cases on July 11, and the fifth day in a row of single-digit increases. A total of 1,353,103 tests have been done in the state to date. "No additional cases were identified in restaurant attendees and the quarantine period for those who attended the restaurant at a time when a case was known to be infectious ended on 26 July," the report said. The daily COVID-19 case counts have eased in recent days. The latest NSW COVID-19 surveillance report reveals whole-genome sequencing of the Thai Rock Potts Point cases "cluster with cases from Thai Rock Wetherill Park". The Potts Point restaurant has the same owners as Thai Rock Wetherill Park, but investigations have not yet identified links between cases at the two sites. But the virus had already spidered out into a network of secondary clusters beyond the Thai Rock restaurant, racking up another 32 cases by August 1. All three new cases are linked to a cluster at the Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant in Black Rock, bringing the total number of Covid-19 infections linked to the restaurant to 21. Police have fined several venues as part of a crackdown to make sure businesses and patrons are following the newly introduced tighter restrictions. Police are investigating reports people linked to the Thai Rock Wetherill Park COVID-19 cluster were not self-isolating as required. A Thredbo venue was issued two $5,000 fines and a travel company owner $5,000 after police found a large group allegedly breaching capacity rules. The schools are Cerdon College in Merrylands, the Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School in Bossley Park and Freeman Catholic College in Bonnyrigg Heights. Victoria records three new coronavirus cases linked to a Thai restaurant as emergency restrictions are put on New Year's Eve partygoers - and health chiefs are … FORT YATES, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota is prioritizing the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to those who speak Dakota and Lakota languages. Of today’s 16 new cases, 11 were linked to that cluster, including one man in his 60s from Hunter New England, a close contact of that case. Three of the other reported new cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and another remains under investigation. The Thai Rock restaurants cluster is NSW's biggest since Victoria's hotel quarantine breaches foisted a second wave upon both states. For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage. A woman in her 40s from the Fairfield area tested positive on Thursday after attending the services. There are fears a coronavirus cluster is emerging at a Thai restaurant in Sydney’s west. Fourteen new cases overall were confirmed in the 24 hours to 8:00pm on Saturday, including four cases relating to church and funeral services between July 16 and 19 in south-west Sydney which were reported on Saturday. Get our Coronavirus Update newsletter for the day's crucial developments and the numbers you need to know. Elsewhere, 12 people have been fined $1,000 over a dance party held on Friday night at Lake Jindabyne. Anyone who went to the restaurant for less than two hours during the July dates has been urged to monitor for symptoms and self-isolate and seek testing if they appear. The two Thai Rock restaurant clusters are now considered to be a supercluster.Credit:Louie Douvis. "[T]his is under investigation," a spokesperson for NSW Health said in a statement. Sign up to The Sydney Morning Herald's newsletter here and The Age's here. Two new coronavirus cases have been recorded this afternoon, in a pair that travelled to NSW after dining at the Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant in Black Rock. Gabba Test to go ahead as planned after India agrees to Brisbane travel, Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crash places Indonesia's aviation safety under fresh spotlight, They built their own town when no-one else wanted them. NSW Health is directing everyone who attended the Thai Rock restaurant in Stockland Mall Wetherill Park on 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 July to immediately be tested and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of symptoms. The two main areas of concern are the Smile Buffalo Thai Café in Black Rock on December 21 and Holy Family parish church in Doveton particularly on December 26. The combined tally is more than twice the size of NSW's second-largest cluster, linked to funerals held in the Bankstown area in July (73 cases), and 20 cases shy of tripling the Crossroads Hotel cluster (58 cases). * Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant, Black Rock, December 21 * Cape SchankNational Golf Club, The Cups Drive, December 30, 11.40am-1.30pm * DovetonHoly Family Parish Doveton Catholic, December 26, 4-6pm * Fountain Gate Shopping CentreKmart, Big W, Target, Millers, King of Gifts, Lo Costa, December 26, 9-11am As officials track and trace the infection, they discovered that the shopper had visited a clothing store, a Thai restaurant, a fast food outlet. 20 years on, the owner wants the land back, Five years on and much-hyped 'city deals' haven't lost lustre despite funding problems and delays, For some MPs, the tyranny of distance is taking a heavy toll at home. So I gave up the grog, ASX slips, but still at a 10-month high on Biden stimulus bets. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant indicated she suspected a link between the two clusters several weeks ago but was waiting on the results of the genomic sequencing to confirm it. Testing in the area is available at Fairfield Hospital and a drive-through clinic at the Fisher Street carpark in Cabramatta. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), Live: Greater Brisbane residents 'to be rewarded for their sacrifice' with end to lockdown, Brisbane lockdown to be lifted but some restrictions to remain, Live: Australia hunting wickets on final day to win SCG Test, Alleged abuse of Mohammed Siraj is Australia's embarrassment, Kohli calls for 'strict' action against any supporter found to have made racial slurs. A second Sydney Thai Rock restaurant has closed for deep cleaning after a worker tested positive to the coronavirus. The two Thai Rock restaurant clusters are now considered to be a supercluster. A 60-year-old man from Charlestown, near Newcastle, has been fined $1,000 for failing to self-isolate for 14 days after returning from Victoria. Another five days after this case was identified, a staff member at Apollo Restaurant, 600 metres up the road, tested positive. But the boy's father, two of his teammates and one parent of each of these children also tested positive. There are currently 99 cases being treated by NSW Health, with four people in intensive care. How far has the UK COVID-19 variant spread and what pace is it moving at? NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says he is concerned about the growing number of cases in the Port Stephens area. The cases are linked to the Thai Rock restaurant in Wetherill Park in the city's south-west, which is linked to dozens of cases, and an outbreak at Our Lady of Lebanon church. NSW health has issued public health warning for Potts Point following a cluster of coronavirus cases linked to The Apollo and Thai Rock restaurants. * Smile Buffalo Thai restaurant, Black Rock, December 21 * Cape SchankNational Golf Club, The Cups Drive, December 30, 11.40am-1.30pm * DovetonHoly Family Parish Doveton Catholic, December 26, 4-6pm Top-ranked Kento Momota’s positive test for COVID-19 at Narita Airport forced Japan to withdraw its players from upcoming international badminton events in Thailand. Victoria recorded ten new locally acquired cases of coronavirus on Friday, all part of a growing cluster linked to a Thai restaurant in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Black Rock… The Oxford vaccine is now available. If you are directed to isolate, you must remain in isolation for a full 14 days even if your initial test is negative. four cases relating to church and funeral services. Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms should also be retested, even if they have had a negative result previously. Two of Sydney's mystery COVID-19 clusters are in fact one supercluster, with NSW Health confirming the Thai Rock Restaurant outbreaks are genomically linked. A woman in her 30s from south-west Sydney worked at the restaurant over those dates before testing positive. Kate Aubusson is Health Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. The Thai Rock Restaurant in Potts Point first came on the radar of contact tracers when a person in central Sydney tested positive for COVID-19 on July 22 but had no contact with any other known cases of clusters at the time. There have been no new cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel in Casula, which has been linked to 56 cases to date. There are 27 active cases linked to the cluster, will all three new cases recorded on Tuesday connected to it. How far has the UK variant spread and what pace is it moving at? 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Why is this so significant in the battle to control COVID-19? Deputy Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng said 13 of the cases dined at the restaurant … NSW Health is continuing to appeal for anyone who attended services to immediately self-isolate and get tested regardless of symptoms. Democrats may wait 100 days into Joe Biden's presidency to impeach Donald Trump, Mother and three children who died in Melbourne house fire identified as police investigate, This dog is cute, but it's linked to a brutal act of humiliation and revenge, over three days after visiting the restaurant. The Thai Rock Potts Point has the same owners as Thai Rock Wetherill Park, which has now been linked to 67 cases of COVID, but investigations to date have not identified links between cases at the two sites. New South Wales recorded 14 new Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday, including six cases associated with the Thai Rock Wetherill Park restaurant cluster, with two of … The virus had ample opportunity to spread when the teammates car-pooled to practice, as well as within their own households. Victoria’s Covid response commander, Jeroen Weimar, said contact tracers had established two separate groups of people who sat near each other at a Thai restaurant in Black Rock … But all NSW clusters linked to Victoria's second wave were dwarfed by the Ruby Princess cluster of 712 passengers, 202 crew and 62 other people — secondary and tertiary cases who never set foot on board the ship. Four of the cases are locally acquired and six are in hotel quarantine. COVID could spark a shift, I was overweight, my thinking felt slow and my sons called me 'Fatty'. The child attended a mini-soccer training session on July 22 while infectious and didn't go to the game three days later. 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