NSW records 10 new cases, Queensland reports one

NSW records 10 new cases, Queensland reports one

NSW records 10 new cases, Queensland reports one

An additional seven cases were diagnosed after 8pm on Monday and will be included in the official tally for the next 24-hour period.

Of the seven cases outside the reporting period, six were household contacts of previous cases who had been in isolation.

A woman in her 20s from the city's eastern suburbs also tested positive and officials said her case is linked to the Bondi cluster.

The growing outbreak in Sydney's east is at a critical phase, health authorities say, as "scarily fleeting" transmission is driven by the highly-contagious Delta variant of the virus.

On Sunday, there were four new cases of the virus in managed isolation.

The majority of new cases are based in the eastern suburbs: one is a worker at Bondi Junction who had "fleeting" contact with another case, while another is a child at an eastern suburbs school, which will be closed for deep cleaning.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the expansion / extension of restrictions this morning, in response to the "increased level of concern".

"Unfortunately, a number of people who contracted the virus have done so in a very fleeting way, literally being within less than a metre [of] somebody but sharing the same airspace without any physical contact", Berejiklian said.

Hundreds of people are isolating after scores of exposure sites were identified across more than a dozen suburbs.

NSW Health has also ramped up its advice around the original infection site at Westfield Bondi Junction and is asking anyone who was there - including the vehicle park - at any time between June 12 and 18 June to get tested for Covid-19.

Passengers on three busy bus routes - visiting Baulkham Hills, Sydney, Northmead, Parramatta, Winston Hills, Haymarket and Newtown - were also listed as close or casual contacts.

Health authorities are urging anyone with even mild cold-like symptoms to come forward for testing and isolate until a result is returned.

The Premier said the local government areas of Wollongong and Shellharbour, which had compulsory masks for public transport, would be subjected to the same mask rules as Sydneysiders.

The premier said those restrictions would likely be extended beyond Thursday, when they were due to expire.

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