A large area of southwestern Sydney has been identified as “particularly concerning” as NSW health officials work to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Most of the 124 cases reported on Thursday were discovered in the Fairfield, Cumberland and Canterbury-Bankstown council areas, with a significant spread in Blacktown, Liverpool and Georges River.
Top NSW Health official Jeremy McAnulty read out a list of suburbs where he said it was extra important for locals to get tested for Covid-19.
“It’s so important that people come forward to test so we can quickly discover cases,” he told reporters.
“We’re especially concerned about certain parts of Sydney, as you know, and parts of the country, so I’m going to give you the areas where we’re particularly concerned about people coming forward to test when they see even the mildest to have. symptoms.”
Among the suburbs he mentioned were:
- Cumberland LGA, including Merrylands and Guildford
- Seven Hills
- Pendle Hill
- Mount Druitt
- Rooty Hill
- Fairfield LGA
- Georges River
- Hay market
He also said people in the city of Orange in the Central Tablelands region of NSW and Coffs Harbor on the north coast should be tested.