Two new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed between 8pm on 16 June and 8pm on 17 June. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 3,137.
Both new cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
NSW health wishes to thank the 17,392 individuals with symptoms who came forward for testing over the past 24 hours, which pushed the State’s testing figures to a record high. In total, nearly 680,000 COVID-19 tests have now been carried out in NSW.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||3,137|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||50|
|Cases reported recovered||2,770|
|Total tests carried out||678,618|
There are currently 51 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, and none are in intensive care. In NSW, 2,770 people have recovered from COVID-19.
Since 29 March 2020, 2,922 symptomatic travellers have been tested in hotels, with 99 (3%) found positive. Travellers are also screened at day 10 of quarantine. Since this screening began on 15 May, 8,922 returned travellers have been screened at day 10 of quarantine with 31 found positive.
Other respiratory illnesses such as rhinovirus are increasing for this time of year. NSW Health recommends that everyone maintains social distancing and regularly washes their hands to minimise the risk of virus transmission between people.
Continued high rates of testing are essential to detect and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. NSW Health urges people of all ages, including children, to undergo COVID-19 testing and isolate themselves as soon as mild symptoms of respiratory infection or fever appear.
More information about COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses can be found in the COVID-19 weekly surveillance report.
Confirmed cases to date
By likely source of infection
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||880|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||364|
Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhanced surveillance activities.