Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,686.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||3,686|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||52|
|Total tests carried out||1,693,821|
There were 19,920 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 31,681 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the 14 new cases reported to 8.00pm last night:
- one is a returned traveller from overseas
- one was interstate acquired (Victoria)
- one was locally acquired with no link to other cases at this point
- 11 were locally acquired and linked to known cases.
Five cases reported to 8 pm last night are linked with Tangara School for Girls. These cases include four students and a household contact of a previously confirmed case. In total, nine cases (including six students) were now associated with the school, including one case previously reported cases. The original source of this cluster remains under investigation. This morning an additional two cases, not included in today’s numbers, linked to the school have been identified, a student and a teacher. These cases will be included in tomorrow’s official numbers.
The school’s secondary campus will close until Monday 24 August. The junior campus will close until Tuesday 11 August but will re-open on Wednesday 12 August for those students whose parents have challenges and need to send their children to school.
All students, staff and support staff of the secondary school are self-isolating for 14 days and being tested, regardless of symptoms. Students of the primary school must monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop, even when they are mild.
A student at Bonnyrigg Heights Public School attended school while infectious on Tuesday 4 August, Wednesday 5 August and Thursday 6 August. The school is closed for deep cleaning and contact tracing is underway.
Kids’ Early Learning Quakers Hill Long Daycare Centre is closed today and contact tracing is underway after a staff member worked while infectious on Monday 3 August.
This morning an additional student, not included in today’s numbers, from Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta has been reported. This case will be included in tomorrow’s official numbers. The school is closed for on-site learning on Monday, and cleaning and contact tracing is underway, after a student tested positive for COVID-19 late last week.
Three cases reported today are linked to the funeral events in Bankstown and surrounding suburbs, bringing the total number of cases linked to this cluster to 63.
For a list of locations associated with known cases and advice on testing and isolation, see NSW Government – Latest new and updates.
Of the known clusters, there are now:
- 111 cases linked to Thai Rock Wetherill Park
- 63 cases linked to the funeral events in Bankstown and surrounding suburbs, including 15 associated with Mounties in Mount Pritchard
- 34 cases linked to Potts Point, including 28 cases linked to the Apollo Restaurant and six cases linked with the Thai Rock Restaurant Potts Point (two cases attended both).
While most cases in the past week have been associated with local clusters and close contacts with known cases, not all cases have been linked to known cases, indicating that COVID-19 is circulating in the community. It’s extremely important we all play our part in prevention.
There are currently 111 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. There are eight COVID‑19 patients in intensive care and six are ventilated. Eighty-five per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are unwell, stay in, get tested and isolate.
- Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
- Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Wear a mask in situations where you cannot physically distance.
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.
Isolation is mandatory for anyone identified as a close contact (not a casual contact) of a case. Anyone directed to undertake a 14-day self-isolation period must stay in isolation for the full time, even if they test negative. Early testing may not detect an infection, and release from self-isolation based on a negative test could allow an infectious person to infect others in the community. Most people who are infected and develop symptoms will do so within 14 days of exposure.
Confirmed cases to date
|By likely source of infection||Count|
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||1,182|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||379|
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Since 29 March 2020||Count|
|Symptomatic travellers tested||4,364|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 2||11,833|
|Since 15 May 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 10||25,635|