Five new community cases in NSW, as testing rates drop 'too low'

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated January 12 2021 - 4:31am, first published 12:00am
Five new community cases in NSW, as testing rates drop 'too low'

There were five cases of community transmission in NSW recorded to 8pm Monday, as health officials and state leaders warned that testing rates across the state had dropped too low.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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