One COVID-19 Death, Five New Cases: NSW Health Keep Close Eye On Virus Spread

SYDNEY—A New South Wales male has become the latest COVID-19 fatality as the state recorded five new cases of infection.

The death of the man, who was aged in his 80s, takes the states toll to 54 with the national figure increasing to 396.

Of the five new cases reported up to 8 p.m. Aug. 15, three are linked to the Tangara School for Girls cluster.

There have now been 25 COVID-19 cases tied to northwest Sydneys Tangara School.

Health authorities are investigating two remaining infections including a man in his 40s from Western Sydney, who acquired the disease locally, and a close contact.

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Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook, Sydney, Australia on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jenny Evans/Getty Images)

All current infections are connected to previously reported cases who visited four separate venues between Aug. 2 and 8.

The venues include a Crust Pizza in Concord on Aug. 6 and 7, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Den Sushi in Rose Bay, on August 8 between 7.15 p.m. and 8.45 p.m., Café Perons in Double Bay on August 8 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and Horderns Restaurant at Milton Park Country House Hotel and Spa, in Bowral, August 2 between 7.45 p.m. and 9.15 p.m.

People who were at those locations are recommended to get tested for the virus and self-isolate for fourteen days.

It comes as police fined a party bus operator overnight who allegedly transported 43 people from Penrith to Sydney.

The bus was pulled over at about 11.15 p.m. in the Sydney CBD following reports it was being driven erratically along Wheat Road.

Police questioned the 25-year-old driver about the number of passengers onboard, including several who were underage and appeared intoxicated.

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