No new locally acquired COVID-19 cases to 8pm Friday for NSW

No new locally acquired COVID-19 cases to 8pm Friday for NSW

The temporary tightening of COVID-19 restrictions seems to have paid off, with NSW recording no new locally acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

But Mother's Day celebrations will still be very different for many after household gatherings were restricted and face masks were made compulsory,.

On Thursday restrictions were ramped up in greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains after another locally acquired COVID-19 case was detected in NSW.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian also banned dancing and singing, with the new rules enforceable until 12.01am on Monday.

Six new cases were acquired overseas to 8pm Friday, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5338.

There were 22,153 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 13,339.

NSW Health administered 5234 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm Friday.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 762,458, with 234,725 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 527,733 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Thursday, May 6.

NSW Health thanked the community for their response to calls for testing this week.

NSW Health also identified a new venue of concern as part of ongoing investigations into the two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 reported earlier this week.

Anyone who attended Woolworths in Double Bay on Monday, May 3 from 1045-11am is is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received.

They should continue to monitor for symptoms, and if they appear, get tested again.

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