There have been nine new cases of coronavirus in New South Wales, as a cluster linked to the emergency departments of two Sydney hospitals continues to grow.

Of those, only one was from hotel quarantine.

Concord Hospital closed its doors to all visitors on Wednesday and will not reopen until 10am on Friday after multiple staff members tested positive to coronavirus.

Sydney Local Health District said in a statement all staff who had so far tested positive were in isolation, while those identified as contacts are being tested and also isolating at home for 14 days.

More than 100 staff are believed to be in isolation, and the hospital will undergo a deep clean while its doors are closed.

There are seven cases associated with the Concord and Liverpool hospitals, and health authorities believe the virus may have been spread through a surface, as staff were wearing masks.

A spokeswoman for Liverpool Hospital told NCA NewsWire there had been no change to visiting hours for their hospital.

More to come


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