COVID-19 comes to Potts Point as worker at second Thai Rock restaurant tests positive

27 July 2020, Written by David Simmons

COVID-19 comes to Potts Point as worker at second Thai Rock restaurant tests positive

NSW Health has asked anyone who attended the Thai Rock restaurant at Potts Point between 15 and 25 July to self-isolate and get tested after a worker tested positive to COVID-19.

The new advice follows an investigation into a case announced by NSW Health last week who had reported attending Thai Rock Potts Point on 17 July.

The venue is a sister venue to the restaurant of the same name in Western Sydney that has sparked a significant cluster of COVID-19 infections, with six new cases yesterday connected to that outbreak and 67 in total.

Thai Rock Potts Point has been closed for cleaning and investigation into the source of the infection and contact tracing is underway. In a statement released yesterday NSW Health said investigations to date have not identified links between cases at the two sites.

In addition, a couple who were reported with COVID-19 yesterday attended two restaurants while infectious: An Restaurant Bankstown on 23 July, from 9-11am, and Tan Viet Noodle House (AKA Crispy Chicken Noodle House) Cabramatta on the 22 July, from 1-2pm.

Anyone who attended either of these restaurants at these times should monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and seek testing if they appear.

Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in NSW yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,479.

Australia suffers through deadly weekend

Yesterday was Australia's deadliest day in the pandemic to date, with Victoria reporting 10 new deaths and 459 new cases of COVID-19.

Of the new cases, 82 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 377 are under investigation.

228 people are in hospital, including 42 patients in intensive care.

These figures added to Saturday 25 July's new numbers of 357 and five new deaths.

"I will say is these things change rapidly, but these numbers are far too high," said Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

"There are 10 families that are going to be burying someone in the next few days.

"Wear a mask. It's not too much to ask."

There are currently 4,233 COVID-19 cases active in Victoria, and 3,680 people have recovered from the virus.

Globally the situation is still dire, with more than 16 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

The United States is still the country in the worst position, reporting more than 67,000 cases just yesterday and close to 1,000 deaths.

In total there have been more than 4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the USA.

Updated at 9:30am AEST on 27 July 2020.

 
Author: David Simmons

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