NSW Health updates COVID cases for Tuesday December 29

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NSW recorded three locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, with an additional six cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

All three of today’s locally acquired cases are linked to the Avalon cluster. They had all been identified as contacts of known cases and were in isolation when they tested positive. Investigations continue into the source of the Avalon cluster, which now numbers 129.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW to 4,692 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There were 16,329 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 15,364.

Of the nine new cases to 8pm last night:
• Three locally acquired cases are linked to a known case or cluster
• Six cases were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine.

The Premier said in this morning's press conference, that a case has been detected in late last night in Wollongong, this person had been in Sydney, however it's not known yet if that case is related to the Avalon cluster. 

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