NSW records 14 new cases as Sydney school clusters grow

NSW records 14 new cases as Sydney school clusters grow

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Premier Gladys Berejiklian has issued a reminder to organisations such as non-government schools that they need to be adhering to their COVID-safe plans after five of the 14 new cases announced on Monday were linked to an independent Catholic school.

Five of the new cases were linked to Tangara School for Girls at Cherrybrook in Sydney’s north-west, including four students and a household contact.

In Victoria, 19 people have died of COVID-19 in the past day as the state recorded 322 new cases. It’s Australia’s deadliest day of the pandemic, taking the national death toll to 314.

Tangara Girls School in Cherrybrook is closed due to two COVID-19 infections.Credit:Edwina Pickles

This morning, an additional teacher and student at Tangara have tested positive for the virus, and they will be counted in Tuesday’s numbers. That brings the cluster size to nine people including six students. The original source of the cluster is unknown.