Active case numbers almost double in a week
Active cases of the coronavirus on the Peninsula have almost doubled in a week.
Latest figures released on Friday show a total of 154 cases in the 2256 and 2257 postcode areas on Thursday, November 10.
This is up from 81 cases, just seven days earlier on Thursday, November 3.
Cases in the 2256 postcode area increased from 30 to 49, while numbers in the 2257 postcode area increased from 51 to 105.
One local community group has already urged its members to be conscious of protective measures.
"The medics are talking about a new Covid variant which apparently is highly infectious and looks at this stage to climb over the existing shots and boosters," Umina Beach Men's Shed secretary Mr Vic Brown told his members.
"Let's be very conscious, careful and active in regard to our safety.
"It's easy to think: 'Been there done that before, and I'm still here'," Mr Brown said.
"Bringing your own mug to the Shed, sanitising, keeping sensible distances and having a mask handy need to be very much back on every body's agenda until an all-clear is sounded by the top medics."
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Vic Brown, Umina Beach Men's Shed