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New South Wales records 5 new coronavirus cases

New South Wales has recorded another five new coronavirus cases as fears surround a cluster growing at a Sydney pub.

Two infections have come from those in hotel quarantine while another two are linked to a known cluster.

The other new case recorded on Thursday is still under investigation and has not been linked to any known infections.

One of the cases had attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club in Waverley in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

The cluster at the pub has now grown to nine.  

NSW has recorded five new cases of COVID-19 with two in hotel quarantine (two women wear face masks in Circular Quay)

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the fifth case is likely to be a false-positive.

Diners who attended a thai restaurant in Casual in Sydney's south-west have also been urged to get tested immediately. 

'Anyone who attended the Five Stars Thaitanic, Casula on Saturday 12 September from 4.20pm-5.20pm is considered a casual contact and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop,' NSW Health said.

'After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.'

Another case identified on Thursday has been in a healthcare worker from the Concord Emergency Department.

The staff member had been in isolation while infectious as the cluster in the Liverpool and Concord Emergency Department grows to 21 infections.

Eight staff members have contracted the virus from these hospitals.  

'NSW Health is again urging anyone feeling unwell – even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat – to come forward and get tested, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible,' health authorities said.

'This is even more important with the upcoming school holidays, when people will travel across the state.' 

There are currently 86 patients being treated for COVID-19 with four in intensive care and three on ventilation. 

One of the cases had attended the Eastern Suburbs Legion Club (pictured) in Waverley in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The cluster at the pub has grown to nine

It comes as Ms Berejiklian announced stadium capacity in the state would increase to 50 per cent.

Currently major venues are limited to 25 per cent capacity with a maximum of 10,000 guests.

Patrons will still have to adhere to the four square metre rule and will be required to wear a mask while moving to their seats. 

NSW will also move to relax restrictions around its border with Victoria. 

The NSW border region will now be expanded to Pleasant Hills, Lockhart, Benalla, Bright and Mount Beauty. 

More to come. 

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