Thai Rock's sister restaurant in Potts Point in Sydney's inner east was connected to two additional cases, taking the size of that cluster to seven, including a case linked to The Apollo restaurant, which is nearby.
She said that despite the legal 20-person cap in NSW on indoor and outdoor gatherings, people should limit gatherings to 10 people.
A pub in southwest NSW and its licensee have copped fines after taking "no steps" to comply with COVID-19 heath orders.
Two are connected into the funeral collecting bunch, four are connected with the Thai Rock restaurant in Wetherill Park and four have ties into The Apollo restaurant at Potts Point.
Samples collected in the sewer treatment plant at Perisher on Wednesday identified a favorable response of COVID-19, enabling medical authorities to pre-emptively set the region on elevated alert and involve a rise in testing.
The health department is now urging residents who live in, or have visited, the following areas to get tested even if they developed the mildest symptoms.
"Sampling has commenced at a number of metropolitan and regional locations across NSW", the statement said.
"Stay at home, and do not go to work or catch public transport until you are cleared of COVID-19".
ACT Health also "strongly advised" Canberrans not to travel to Victoria - listed as a hotspot - and said travel there should only occur for "absolutely essential reasons".
A student at Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School in Bossley Park and a student at Freeman Catholic College in Bonnyrigg have tested positive for COVID-19.
They include Potts Point, Carnes Hill shops, Prestons, Bonnyrigg, Wetherill Park, Mt Pritchard, Bankstown City Plaza, Cabramatta and popular ski resort Perisher in southern NSW.
The inmate arrived on July 26 after he was refused bail for driving offences.
Self-isolation is also still required for people returning to Canberra from Victoria or from Fairfield, Campbelltown or Liverpool in NSW.
"Avoid hotspots and areas where there are confirmed cases".
The new record eclipsed the previous daily high of 532 on Monday and the state's death toll is now 105 - more than double that of NSW.
Surf club president Brent Jackson told The Australian three of the four members had already tested negative to the virus.
Any further easing of restrictions will be relatively minor.