Sumary of Virus warning 750km from outbreak:
- Residents more than 750km from Sydney’s Covid crisis are on alert after the virus was detected in the sewage system, despite no known cases in the area.
- 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.
- “The 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.
- “Given the number of infectious (people) in the community, I’m expecting case numbers to go up even higher,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
- The 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.