Number of unlinked cases in NSW grows to 14

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Newstalk ZB / news.com.au,
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Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 10:50AM
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Number of unlinked cases in NSW grows to 14

Author
Newstalk ZB / news.com.au,
Publish Date
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 10:50AM

Four weeks after the northern beaches outbreak began, contact tracers in NSW are still scrambling to find out where 14 out the state's cases have come from.

There had been a total 12 cases of unknown origin found since December 16, including three detected before Christmas, but yesterday that increased again by two.

The two cases – from the Canterbury-Bankstown and Lane Cove council areas – have been fully investigated without any link found.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned community transmission is still ongoing in Sydney, meaning it was unlikely that restrictions would be eased this week. 

“We’re still seeing community transmission,” she said on Tuesday.

“Even though in most instances, (they are) household contacts or people already in isolation, but we have had a couple of examples where they’re still unlinked, and that’s always a concern.”