NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant says while the majority of COVID cases are occurring in southwest Sydney, she also wants to see a rise in COVID testing in western Sydney.
This comes after NSW recorded 105 new locally acquired COVID cases with 27 infectious in the community.
“Whilst the majority of those cases are still occurring in south-western Sydney, with 76 from south-western Sydney, most of these are occurring, 69, in the Fairfield local government area,” she said.
"But can I just stress this, we are seeing cases from across metropolitan Sydney. We are seeing unlinked cases.
“So can I ask everybody to reflect on their movements in the next fortnight and make sure that you do not come in contact with anyone outside your household group.
Dr Chant said the areas of concern for testing include Fairfield, Bankstown, Liverpool, Lakemba, Georges River, Bayside, Sutherland, and western Sydney.
"I really want to see a big rise in testing in western Sydney, particularly in Cumberland, Mt Druitt and Rooty Hill.
"We’ve had a sewerage detection in Wollongong and there hasn’t been a known case there that could explain that.
"And also, just to let you know that a truck driver delivered pet food on the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th to a depot in Parkes and … a pet food factory in Blayney."