Urgent contract tracing is underway after a woman infected with COVID-19 attended five churches in a matter of days in Sydney’s west.
The Fairfield woman’s positive test result was reported on Thursday. She is believed to be a family woman in her 40s.
Prior to this, the woman four churches over four days from July 16.
Mourners who attended the venues over the same time periods are encouraged to look out for coronavirus symptoms.
‘NSW Health and the South Western Sydney Local Health District are urging attendees of the following funeral and other church services to monitor for symptoms,’ a NSW Health statement read.
‘And if they develop symptoms to self-isolate immediately and get tested.
‘People must remain isolated until they receive their test result.’
The call comes as four students test positive to COVID-19 as well.
Two of these students are related and it is believed some of those children attended school while their mother waited for her own COVID-19 positive test result.
The schools the students attended include:
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Thursday from a record 36,169 tests, with three people currently in intensive care.
Of the seven, six are associated with the Thai Rock restaurant in south-west Sydney’s Wetherill Park – taking the size of that cluster to 52.
The other case remains under investigation.