NSW on alert after Melbourne virus cases

A record number of people in NSW stepped up to get vaccinated on Monday as a fresh COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne emerged.

NSW Health is asking anyone arriving from Melbourne to confirm they have not attended a COVID-19 exposure site as the outbreak in the city’s northern suburbs went from four to five cases on Tuesday.

NSW Health said a record 12,524 vaccines were given in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, including 5337 at the mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,111,814.

People in NSW who have been in Victoria since May 10 and attended one of the sites should contact authorities immediately, NSW Health said.

Anyone in NSW who has been in the Whittlesea Local Government Area – which includes Donnybrook, Epping, Lalor, Thomastown and Whittlesea – should also avoid aged care homes.

NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday from 7262 tests.

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