Updated figures for coronavirus cases in Sutherland Shire and St George

There has been no increase in the number of coronavirus cases at Cronulla over the last week. Picture: John Veage
There has been no increase in the number of coronavirus cases at Cronulla over the last week. Picture: John Veage

The Menai postcode area has recorded the most new cases of coronavirus in the region over the last week, while there has been no increase at Cronulla .

Health NSW figures on April 7 show 19 cases in postcode 2234, which includes Menai, Bangor, Alfords Point, Illawong and Barden Ridge.

This is seven more than on April 2.

The Wolli Creek postcode area has six new cases, from just one initially, while there have been five new cases in the Engadine-Heathcote area.

Sutherland Shire cases have risen by 22, from 85 to 107.

Georges River Council area has 52 cases (up 18) and Bayside Council area 56 (up 19)

The total number of cases in the three council areas has risen by 59 to 215.

Figures relate to where the person lives, not where the disease was contracted.

Latest figures by postcode:

  • 2224 (Sylvania area): 6
  • 2225 (Oyster Bay area): 3
  • 2226 (Jannali / Como): 1
  • 2227 (Gymea area): 6
  • 2228 (Miranda area): 5
  • 2229 (Caringbah area): 15
  • 2230 (Cronulla area): 24
  • 2231 (Kurnell): 1
  • 2232 (Kareela / Kirrawee area): 14
  • 2233 (Engadine / Heathcote area): 13
  • 2234 (Menai area): 19

Georges River

  • 2209 (Beverly Hills area): 9
  • 2210 (Lugarno / Peakhurst area) : 18
  • 2218 (Allawah / Carlton area): 11
  • 2220 (Hurstville area): 8
  • 2221 (Blakehurst / Carss Pk / Sth H'ville area): 3
  • 2223 (Mortdale / Oatley area): 3

Bayside

  • 2019 (Botany area): 6
  • 2020 (Mascot area): 9
  • 2205 (Wolli Creek area): 7
  • 2207 (Bexley /Bardwell Park area): 9
  • 2216 (Brighton-Le-Sands / Rockdale area): 11
  • 2217 (Monterey / Kogarah / Ramsgate area ): 7
  • 2219 (Sans Souci, Dolls Point area): 7

NSW Health also revealed the wedding held at a boutique hotel at Stanwell Tops on March 9 was responsible for 38 coronavirus cases.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, while the increase in the number of new cases in NSW had stabilised and was falling, "what concerns us greatly is the number of cases that are being acquired without us knowing the source - what we call community transmission".

"That's why we have to maintain our vigilance, that's why all of us have to keep sticking to the rules and why all of us shouldn't leave home unless its for the reasons that have been specified."

Ms Berejiklian said the length of time home isolation and social distancing regulations remained in place depended on the advice of health officials.

"I echo what the Prime Minister says, 'We are in it for at least six months'. Until there is a vaccine, this crisis is something we need to deal with. All of us need to come to terms with that."

The federal government's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says Australia is in "a good place" with the pandemic because the community has done what it has been asked to do.

Professor Murphy appealed for people to continue their co-operation over Easter and avoid travelling or getting together with friends and family to celebrate.

"Easter is going to be very different this year," he said. "We're asking you to stay with your family, in your residence."

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