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NSW Covid Cluster Rises To 36 Cases

NSW has reported 11 more locally acquired cases of COVID-19, lifting the number of people infected in the so-called Bondi cluster to 36.

The number of locally acquired COVID-19 cases in NSW  linked to the Bondi cluster has grown to 36, after 11 new infections were announced.

NSW Health figures show there were 18 new cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, 13 of which were announced earlier on Wednesday.

There were another six cases detected after the 8pm cut off which will be included in Friday's official tally.

This means there's a total of 11 new cases reported on Thursday linked to the outbreak that began in Bondi last week.

Of the 18 cases, eight are linked to a birthday party in the Sydney suburb of West Hoxton, which was attended by a previously reported case linked to the Bondi cluster.


Sydney's COVID-19 crisis has now hit the NSW Parliament, after Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall tested positive to the virus.

Parliament staffers have been told to stay home. MPs inside the Macquarie Street building are undergoing  rapid COVID tests.

Government Whip Adam Crouch has instructed MPs to "stay put" until they receive an update.

"If you are currently in Parliament House remain in Parliament House," he said.

"If you are not in Parliament House, remain where you are," he said in a statement.

Media and non-essential staff have been told to leave, and get tested.