A restaurant in Wollongong has been linked to a confirmed case of coronavirus originating from New South Wales’ rapidly-growing cluster.
NSW Health on Thursday said it was investigating a connection between a case linked to the Crossroads Hotel in Casula and Rashays in North Wollongong.
The infectious customer attended the venue between 7pm and 9.30pm on July 11, according to NSW Health.
The number of coronavirus cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel ballooned to 40 on Thursday.
Several businesses in Sydney’s south-west have been forced to close after infected people visited them over the past two weeks.
A total of 10 new cases were reported statewide on Thursday morning.
Four of those were reported in hotel quarantine, three were linked to the Crossroads Hotel and three are under investigation.
NSW Health is scrambling to find the source of those infections, with Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant fearing they’ve “missed a chain” with no immediate link to the known cluster.
One of the three cases under investigation is a man in his 30s from the Wollongong area.