Of Thursday's new cases, five are from hotel quarantine, four were locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster, and two were locally acquired with the source still under investigation.
NSW health authorities are scrambling to get on top of a surge in coronavirus cases with a further six locally acquired cases announced on Thursday. All are household contacts of known cases.
Australia's New South Wales (NSW) has stalled easing Covid-19 restrictions after new cluster outbreaks were reported in the state capital of Sydney, authorities said on Thursday.
"People are not necessarily telling us the whole truth", he said.
"We are not interested in your personal activities, we are not interested in any other legal issues that you may have been involved in".
He said that there was a "very high alert in that southern area" and more alerts had been placed on aged care facilities and health facilities on the NSW side of that border bubble.
"We really do need everyone (battling COVID-19) to be with us on the entire journey", Health Minister Brad Hazzard said while once again noting a concern in declining testing numbers.
"Whether it's on objective, whether it's overlooked, you have to make sure it's none of those things", he said.
"Public health officials need to be able to track the chains of transmission and that's impossible if people don't give us the full picture of where they've been".
"It's like a root system ... and you can imagine that after a period of growth you can end up in many cases". On Wednesday he said testing needs to be over 20,000 a day to control the outbreak.
Ms Berejiklian had hoped to announce increases to limit on venue bookings and the number of people who can attend weddings but will now hold off.
When asked about easing restrictions, Dr. Chant that their level of comfort would "go up and down" in relation to the current situation.
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