Low Case Numbers in Virus 'Hotspot' Sydney

Low Case Numbers in Virus 'Hotspot' Sydney
A man wearing a face mask walks before the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, NSW, Australia on July 22, 2020. (Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images)

There are continued calls for Queensland to let in people from Sydney after it chalked up another day of only a single locally transmitted coronavirus case.

Four cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4236.

Not a single locally-acquired case was detected from 14,751 tests in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. One case was recorded after the deadline and will be counted in Monday's tally.

It comes as Queensland prepares to open its border to everyone but those in Victoria and Greater Sydney from Tuesday.

The announcement by newly re-elected Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has drawn the ire of her NSW counterpart Gladys Berejiklian, who says Sydney is no longer a hotspot.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is confident the case for a broader reopening is strengthening.

"We would encourage them to continue to review, and I am very hopeful that now that the election is over that this will continue to be a medical decision," Hunt said.

"If it is a medical decision, the very low case numbers, negligible case numbers—some days zero, some days less than a handful—will provide the strongest possible basis for moving to the next step."

The latest locally-acquired case is the second child authorities believe acquired the virus at Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park.

The other child, who also attended the park at the same time as a known case, was diagnosed late on Thursday night.

Anyone who attended the park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25 must get tested immediately and isolate for a full 14 days regardless of the result.

NSW Health is also urging anyone who attended a restaurant in Liverpool at the same time as an infected person to come forward, after details of some patrons weren't logged.

Patrons who visited Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Liverpool on Oct. 25 for at least an hour between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. are considered close contacts.