New South Wales health officials have confirmed that the state has recorded four new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Officials also confirmed positive cases in seven overseas arrivals who are all in hotel quarantine.

One of the four cases was first reported in yesterday’s daily press conference but was added to today’s case numbers.

Of the four locally-acquired cases, two are linked to the Berala cluster, one is linked to the northern beaches cluster with the other still under investigation.

Meanwhile, acting Premier John Barilaro has confirmed that the state’s borders with Queensland will not be closing in reaction to the situation in Brisbane.

“Now I’m sure today that there will be people calling on New South Wales to close its border to Queensland. Now at no point during this pandemic have we ever had a knee-jerk reaction, or treated the border like a light switch,” Mr Barilaro told reporters on Friday morning.

However, the acting Premier reminded those arriving into NSW from Brisbane hot spots that they will be expected to “abide by the isolation rules that would have applied to you if you were in Brisbane”


There were over 26,000 tests undertaken in the state over the past 24 hours.

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