Nine new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,747.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||3,747|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||53|
|Total tests carried out||1,781,498|
There were 29,696 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 24,621 in the previous 24 hours. As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, maintaining high rates of testing is vital at this time, and NSW Health urges anyone with even the mildest symptoms to come forward for testing.
Of the nine new cases reported to 8.00pm last night:
- Five were locally acquired and linked to known cases, including:
- one who worked at Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club (this follows a case in a co-worker who was reported on 10 August)
- one student from Tangara School for Girls
- two household contacts of known cases
- one staff member at Liverpool hospital. This follows a case in a co-worker who was reported on 11 August.
- One was locally acquired, with a source not identified at this point
- Three are returned travellers from overseas.
Overnight a new case has been identified in a student who attends St Vincent’s College at Potts Point. The school is today closed for deep cleaning while investigations and contact tracing are underway.
As previously stated, there is no evidence of any ongoing risk to patients and staff from recent cases at Liverpool Hospital and patients should continue to visit to receive the medical care they need. People who were at Liverpool Hospital at the same time as the cases are advised to monitor for symptoms and get tested should even the mildest of symptoms develop.
Following the second case in a person who worked at the Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club, NSW Health is advising anyone who attended the Club at the same time as the cases is now considered a close contact and they must self-isolate for 14 days, get tested for COVID-19 and monitor their health. Details of the times cases were at Liverpool Hospital and Dooleys can be found in yesterday’s Public health alert.
- 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.
All people should get a COVID-19 test immediately should symptoms occur. Anyone directed to undertake a 14-day self-isolation period must stay in isolation for the full 14 days, even if they test negative during this time. 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. People who are infected and develop symptoms will generally do so within 14 days of exposure.
Of the known clusters, there are now:
- Three cases linked to Our Lady of Mercy School Parramatta
- 21 cases linked to Tangara School Cherrybrook cluster
- 11 cases linked to Soldiers Club Batemans Bay
- 116 cases linked to Thai Rock Restaurant Wetherill Park
- 70 cases linked to the July funeral events in the Bankstown area
- 34 cases linked to Thai Rock Restaurant Potts Point
- 58 cases linked to Crossroads Hotel Casula
- Two cases linked to Dooley’s Lidcombe Catholic Club
Confirmed cases to date
|By likely source of infection||Count|
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||1,225|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||381|
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||4,465|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 2||13,037|
|Since 15 May 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at a day 10||26,610|