NSW records one new COVID-19 case after reporting period
No new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in New South Wales in the last 24 hours.
There was one case recorded outside the reporting period, which is linked to the Avalon RSL cluster. It will be counted in tomorrow's figures.
Six cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine have also been diagnosed.
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The number of people tested for the virus has fallen to just over 27,800 from more than 30,000 the previous day.
"We have been notified this morning a person associated with the Avalon cluster and he resides in the northern zone of the Northern Beaches," NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said.
"Investigation into the course of infection are urgently underway," she said.
The male been in quarantine but then developed symptoms after the quarantine period. He presented for testing and returned a positive result.
"It does highlight with that level of community transmission in the northern zone... this is the risk we want to tackle very promptly," Dr Chant said.
Dr Chant said the testing levels in the northern beaches are "stellar" but encouraged more people to come forward.
A new testing clinic has been opened in Wentworthville, in Sydney's west. There are now 29 clinics available in Sydney.
State health authorities have also updated their advice for anyone associated with the Ollie Webb cricket ground in Parramatta.
Anyone who played at the cricket game on December 28 between 7.30am and 11am should immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.
"And if you were watching from the grandstand, you should immediately get tested and self-isolate until you get a negative result, then continue to monitor for symptoms and get tested again if any appear," Dr Chant said.
The numbers come as thousands attend the first day of Sydney's annual test cricket match at the SCG.
Those attending the Sydney cricket test must wear face masks as part of the NSW government's attempt to contain the state's coronavirus outbreak.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the restrictions introduced for the Sydney Test would be extended to all A-League games going forward.
"We believe that the arrangement and place at the SCG cricket is one that has reduced risk the event as much as possible, and we are not going pretend that there is no risk but if people follow the rules, wear masks and make sure they socially distance, we believe that we can put on a test today that will have minimal risk," Mr Hazzard said.
The new restrictions mean people attending the A-League game in Newcastle this weekend will be required to follow the same rules as those in place for the Sydney test.
Masks must be worn by all spectators at all times and a 25 per cent capacity cap will apply.
Meanwhile, Victoria has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 today after more than 30,000 people were tested overnight.