NSW has reported three new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 through to 8pm last night.
Two cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
One recently reported case has been excluded after further investigations, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,088.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,088|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||55|
|Total tests carried out||2,811,527|
There were 12,823 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 15,439 in the previous 24 hours.
Two of the locally acquired cases are linked to a known case or cluster – one of these is linked to the Liverpool private clinic cluster, and the other is a social contact of a previously reported confirmed case of unknown source.
The third locally acquired case is under investigation and people who were at Lakemba Radiology, from noon to 2.30pm on October 1 are considered casual contacts of a known case. These people should monitor for symptoms and if they develop get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate.
We are also updating previous casual contact advice for passengers on a bus from Central at 11.48pm on October 4 arriving Strathfield 12.15am on October 5. This bus was a train replacement service. All passengers on the bus are now considered close contacts and are advised to immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days from the time of travel. Passengers should remain isolated for the full 14 days regardless of their test result.
Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be at NSW Government – Latest news and updates.
NSW Health continues to call on the community to increase testing across Sydney, even with the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.
NSW Health is treating 55 COVID-19 cases, including one in intensive care who does not require ventilation. Eighty-seven per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of- hospital care.
COVID-19 is still likely circulating in the community and we must all be vigilant. To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.
- 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 when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should also sit in the back.
Confirmed cases to date
|By likely source of infection||Count|
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||1,420|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||395|
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||5,758|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||33,096|
|Since 15 May 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||45,625|