All were recorded in the 24 hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday and are connected to the northern beaches, Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said on Sunday

All but one are confirmed as part of the Avalon cluster, bringing the number of cases in the outbreak to around 122

The seventh case, a firefighter who works at Crows Nest but lives on the northern beaches, is still under investigation

Three fire stations have been closed for thorough cleaning and Fire and Rescue NSW is working with NSW Health to identify all contacts

The firefighter visited the Belrose Hotel on the northern beaches for 1Am 11 December, 5 hours, authorities urge anyone who visited the pub in December to get tested to see if they have symptoms in the light of other mysterious links with the virus

A 20-year-old worker at the hotel contracted the virus this week in early December

However, he did not move on with the firefighter and does not appear to have passed the virus on to his close contacts

To complicate matters, another positive case visited on Jan. December the bottle shop of the Belrose Hotel, at a time when the 20-year-old was working

“We are again calling for a broader investigation around the Belrose Hotel to find further links between the spread of this virus in the northern beach community,” said Kerry Chant, chief health officer

People in the pub between noon and 6 p.m. on Nov. December should be tested even if they had no symptoms to put the puzzle together, she said

Ms. Berejiklian urged NSW residents to continue getting tested even if they had mild symptoms in order to make decisions about New Years Eve and the first few weeks of January

Over 39000 people were tested on Friday and the record hit nearly 70 earlier in the week000 set

Five of the new cases were already isolated and a number was opened on Jan. or 11 Diagnosed on the day of her delivery, Ms. Berejiklian said on Sunday

Another case was picked up in connection with the Rose of Australia Pub in Erskineville, and a household contact also tested positive

These numbers are included in the count for Sunday as they come back after 8 p.m.

Dr Chant pointed out these cases to emphasize the importance of being in isolation for 14 days and getting tested towards the end of the period

In the meantime, new COVID hotspot warnings have been issued for a number of venues across Sydney’s inner west as well as Centennial Park, Sydney north and northern beaches

The stay-at-home order imposed on residents of the northern beaches was reinstated after a three-day Christmas break

Indoor gatherings are again prohibited, but outdoor gatherings of up to five people are allowed on the northern end of the peninsula and up to ten people on the southern end

Restrictions on private gatherings of 10 people apply again for the rest of Sydney, as well as Wollongong, the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains

Meanwhile, police have condemned a number of outdoor parties in Byron Bay that exceeded the 100-person limit for outdoor gatherings

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Source: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/northern-beaches-restrictions-snap-back-c-1841076