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New South Wales enjoys a second day of ZERO coronavirus cases

New South Wales has recorded its second consecutive day of no new locally acquired coronavirus infections. 

There are currently 74 active COVID-19 cases though 92 per cent are non-acute cases are are being treated outside of hospital. 

On Saturday there were five new coronavirus cases announced as discovered in the 24 hours to 8pm Friday in NSW – but these were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine. 

The pressure is now on for NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to lift some of the remaining restrictions being placed on the state’s residents with case numbers remaining low. 

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured in parliament on Tuesday) could review some of the state's remaining COVID-19 restrictions with case numbers remaining low

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured in parliament on Tuesday) could review some of the state's remaining COVID-19 restrictions with case numbers remaining low

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured in parliament on Tuesday) could review some of the state’s remaining COVID-19 restrictions with case numbers remaining low 

New South Wales has recorded five new coronavirus infections in the 24 hours to Saturday. Pictured: Sydneysiders wear masks as they walk through the city

New South Wales has recorded five new coronavirus infections in the 24 hours to Saturday. Pictured: Sydneysiders wear masks as they walk through the city

New South Wales has recorded five new coronavirus infections in the 24 hours to Saturday. Pictured: Sydneysiders wear masks as they walk through the city 

The total of five cases comes from almost 13,000 tests, prompting another appeal from NSW Health for the state’s residents to seek testing if they feel unwell.

‘NSW Health continues to appeal to the community to come forward for testing right away if anyone has even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19,’ Dr Stephen Corbett said in a statement.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has also urged more people to wear masks on public transport.

It’s the second consecutive 24-hour period in which NSW recorded no new locally-acquired virus cases, and comes as the state government from this weekend eases some restrictions.

Up to 30 people are now allowed to gather outdoors, group bookings at hospitality venues have been extended from 10 to 30 people and up to 300 are allowed at places of worship.

Protesters can also gather en masse, with up to 500 people allowed to convene outdoors.

Staffing regulations at gyms across NSW have also been relaxed, with a safety marshal only required when more than 20 people are working out.

However, with severe thunderstorms and rainfall forecast throughout much of the state, the larger outdoor gatherings may be held off for another week.

A coronavirus alert was earlier this week issued for anyone who attended the Bathurst 1000 motor race last weekend after traces of the virus were found in the city’s sewage.

NSW Health urged residents and visitors to Bathurst to get tested even if they had mild symptoms, and to remain in isolation until test results came back.

No COVID-19 patients in NSW are currently in intensive care.

Source: Daily Mail AU

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