Sydney Taylor Swift Party Turns into Superspreader event

A Taylor Swift record listening party in Sydney has been connected to at least 97 COVID-19 infections.

The “On Repeat: Taylor Swift Red Party”   that was held at the Metro Theatre on George Street was attended by at least 600 people. 

Anyone who attended the event, which celebrated the re-release of Swift’s album Red, is regarded as close contact after several cases were detected from the attendees.

At least 97 instances of COVID have been linked to the night, with health officials stating that Omicron is “certainly” one of them.

Attendees must be tested promptly and then isolated for seven days while their home contacts must be checked until they are certified negative.

This week, the Cambridge Hotel and Finnegan’s Hotel in Newcastle were designated as sites of concern.

On Thursday, New South Wales registered 1742 cases, the highest day infection surge since the epidemic began.

The number of cases recorded on Thursday increased by 382 over the previous day’s total.

The Omicron variation has now been linked to 122 infections in the state.

In the 24 hours leading up to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 143,938 tests yielded a record number of new cases.

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