NSW is fighting to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 similar to that in Victoria after a woman attended several locations while infected a week ago.

The single case of coronavirus linked to a woman in southwest Sydney could spark an outbreak, authorities fear.

The woman, who attended several church services more than a week ago, is believed to have been infected at the time.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Photo / File
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Photo / File

Parishioners in south west Sydney have been put on notice after she attended church services in Bankstown, Fairfield East, Rookwood Cemetery and Mt Pritchard.

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It comes amid fears the outbreak in Victoria will lead to scores of deaths in the coming days.