Sumary of ‘Get tested’: Byron Bay residents on alert after fragments of Covid detected in sewage:
- Fragments of Covid-19 have been detected in the sewage plant at Byron Bay, more than 750km from Sydney where the virus continues to ripple across the city.
- NSW Health issued an alert late on Thursday, urging locals to get tested.
- “There are no known cases in this area, which is of great concern,” NSW Health said.
- Pat Suraseang Credit: SuppliedThe alert came after NSW recorded its worst day since the outbreak began on June 16.There were 124 local cases yesterday, with 48 of those in the community for their entire infectious period – also the largest figure since the beginning of the latest cluster.
- NCA Newswire /Gaye Gerard Credit: News Corp AustraliaThe virus is rapidly spreading through the Fairfield Local Government area and there are concerns “spill over” is happening in the Canterbury-Bankstown and Cumberland LGAs.
- Fifty-four of the new cases announced on Thursday were from South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD) and 40 were from Western Sydney LHD, which are two areas of major concern.