COVID-19

NSW records 11 new virus cases

Health officials revealed 18 new infections on Thursday but 13 of those were already reported yesterday, making five of them new.Another six were recorded after the 8pm cut off and will be included in Friday’s numbers.The news comes after Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall tested positive to Covid-19 after he was forced into isolation alongside three other Nationals MPs on Tuesday. Mr Marshall, Trevor Khan, Steph Cooke and Ben Franklin all had dinner together on Monday night at a Paddington restaurant in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and were soon after deemed casual contacts. Mr Marshall confirmed he had been formally advised by NSW Health “just after 8am” on Thursday. “I have been in isolation in Sydney since late Tuesday night, when I received a text message from NSW Health advising of my attendance at a close contact venue on Monday evening, and the need to present for testing,” he said in a statement. “To everyone who has contacted me this morning, thank you for your thoughts and well wishes – I’m doing fine and will continue to strictly follow the advice of health authorities.”More to come

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