6,393 active COVID cases in Sutherland Shire as test queues explode again | County Chief of St George and Sutherland

More than 100 people lined up for tests at the Caringbah clinic on Tuesday.

The number of active COVID cases in Sutherland Shire has risen to nearly 6,400, with many residents receiving numerous contact alerts.

Most of NSW Health’s alerts relate to casual contact after a case of COVID has traveled to the same location at around the same time.

Recipients are advised that, unless otherwise directed by NSW Health, to watch for symptoms and, if they do not feel well, to get tested.

Data from NSW Health shows a total of 6,393 active cases in the Sutherland Shire as of 8 p.m. on January 2, an increase of more than 2,000 in three days.

Queues at COVID testing clinics in the county have exploded again after a short-lived reduction following the announcement of new testing rules late last week.

The queue for tests at Sutherland Hospital was inside the hospital grounds and extended to the main aisle.

The queue for tests at Sutherland Hospital was inside the hospital grounds and extended to the main aisle.

More than 100 people lined up for the walk-in clinic near Coles Caringbah around 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

There was a similar number lined up at the clinic at Sutherland Hospital, with the line inside the lot stretching to the main alley.

NSW recorded 23,131 new cases out of 83,376 tests within 24 hours to 8 p.m. Monday evening

The number of people hospitalized rose to 1,344, including 105 in intensive care, 27 on a ventilator.

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