Sat. May 28th, 2022

Another 10 cases of Omicron strain of COVID-19 has been recorded in New South Wales, where nine are locally acquired infections and one is a returned traveler from abroad.

NSW Health confirmed that the total number of Omicron cases in the state has now grown to 25.

It happens when the state registered 208 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours to 6 p.m.

Someone training under the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Another 10 new cases of Omicron variant discovered in NSW. (Getty)
The nine new local Omicron cases are attached Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym cluster in Villawood, South Western Sydney, where the outbreak also spread to two schools.

“NSW Health continues to investigate the source of infection by a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Regents Park Christian School, St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School in Regents Park and Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym in Villawood in southern Sydney,” an NSW Health statement read .

“Genome sequencing performed on Sunday, December 5, shows that a further nine cases in this cluster carry the Omicron variant.

“This brings to 14 the total number of Omicron cases linked to Regent’s Park Omicron cluster.”

NSW Chief Health Dr. Kerry Chant thanked the school community for following the health advice while contact trackers raced to get on top of the outbreak.

“I would like to thank the incredible response from the school communities that have been associated with this outbreak,” she said in her video update today.

“Thank you so much for showing up for testing and thank you so much for your commitment to following the health advice.”

A case of coronavirus in ACT has also been linked to the gym.

The ACT resident is believed to have contracted their infection by attending the climbing gym on Saturday, November 27th.

The gym has been listed as an exhibition venue where everyone who attended the center on that date between 9am and 4.30pm was considered a close contact.

Close contacts must be tested and insulated for seven days.

There are 152 COVID-19 cases in the hospital, with 24 people in the intensive care unit and five patients in the ventilator.

None of the cases with the Omicron variant are in the hospital.

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