Seven new COVID-19 cases recorded in NSW but testing rates fall again

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Health in authorities in NSW have confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, four of which are travellers in hotel quarantine.

Two of the new infections are linked to a known case or cluster while one is still under investigation.

Testing rates fell to just over 8,800 people, down from 9,316 yesterday.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian had previously said the state should aim for 20,000 tests per day.

One of the new cases is a household contact of a case linked to Concord Hospital in Sydney’s inner west and another is a healthcare worker at Liverpool Hospital in Western Sydney.

NSW Health also revealed a second student at Blue Mountains Grammar School has tested positive after an initial case on Saturday.

The new case will be included in tomorrow’s figures and the school is now closed.

More to come.

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