Woman visits several venues on NSW Central Coast before testing positive to Omicron Covid variant as Australia reports SIXTH infection
- A woman in her 30s has been identified as Australia’s sixth Omicron case
- Latest infection is now the fifth case to be detected in travellers arriving to NSW
- The woman visited several NSW Central Coast venues before testing positive
- A sixth Omicron case was detected at the Howard Springs quarantine facility
A woman in her 30s has been identified as Australia’s sixth Omicron case, with reports she visited several venues on the Central Coast while infectious.
The woman arrived in Sydney on Saturday after travelling to at least two southern African countries prior to her arrival.
She reportedly visited several venues on the NSW Central Coast while infectious with the Omicron variant.
A woman in her 30s has been identified as Australia’s sixth Omicron case on Tuesday (pictured, travellers and flight crew arrive at Sydney International airport on November 30)
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard confirmed with Seven News on Tuesday that the latest case had travelled to Sydney from South Africa on November 27.
‘Until today we knew we had four cases – two came in on Saturday, two on Sunday,’ Mr Hazzard said.
‘We now believe there was another case – a woman in her 30s – who came in on a flight on Saturday.
‘This particular lady came in before the new arrangements, that is transferring to a health hotel, so she has been out in the community and health is now investigating that.
‘She has essentially been out in the Central Coast area.’
The latest infection is now the fifth case of the highly transmissible Omicron Covid strain detected in NSW.
A sixth case was identified in an overseas traveller isolating at the Howard Springs quarantine facility in the Northern Territory.
The man had travelled from South Africa on an international repatriation flight that arrived on November 25.
This comes as urgent genomic sequencing is underway to determine if two overseas passengers are infected with the new Covid-19 variant.
The pair flew from Doha to Sydney on flight QR908 on Thursday, testing positive for Covid-19.
More to come.