Fears of hidden coronavirus cases spreading through Sydney have grown after an Aldi supermarket and doctors practice were visited by infectious people.
A warning was issued on Friday night urging anyone who had visited Aldi in Bonnyrigg, south-west Sydney, on August 11 to watch for symptoms.
Cabramatta State MP Nick Lalich posted the alert to his Facebook page and encouraged shoppers to self-isolate and seek testing.
‘The store has undergone a deep clean and will be safe for customers to return to,’ he wrote.
Mr Lalich also warned that a person who tested positive for coronavirus had visited a doctors surgery in Cabramatta, western Sydney, on Friday.
Anyone who visited the Cabramatta Family Practice on John St was urged to self-isolate, monitor their symptoms and seek testing.
‘The practice is now undertaking a deep clean and will be closed for some time,’ Mr Lalich said.
NSW Health are expected to provide further details later on Saturday.
The news comes after NSW recorded just one new coronavirus case on Friday despite conducting at least 32,580 tests.
But health authorities remain on high alert over fears of hidden infections continuing to spread throughout Sydney.
NSW has recorded at least 16 coronavirus cases that have not yet been linked to a known source over the past six weeks.
The majority of these cases have been detected in Sydney’s west and south-west and suggest the virus could be circulating undetected.
NSW Health have also doubled the state’s list of identified hotspot areas, on top of the existing warnings for City of Sydney, Parramatta, Cumberland, Canterbury Bankstown, Campbelltown, Fairfield and Liverpool Local Government Areas.
The new additions include the entire Newcastle area, Woollahra LGA, Hornsby and The Hills LGA as well as Guildford and Merrylands.
They have been identified as higher risk areas for a number of different reasons, including recent coronavirus cases, an infectious person has visited or there is a fear of undetected community transmission.
The one coronavirus case reported on Friday was linked to an existing virus case at Hornsby Hospital and brought the NSW total to 3,783 cases.
Health officials are treating 111 people for COVID-19 and 7 are in intensive care.