Four new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,028. Of the four new cases, three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
|Confirmed cases (incuding interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,028|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||55|
|Total tests carried out||2,647,901|
There were 13,686 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 17,392 in the previous 24 hours.
The other case is locally acquired with no contact with a confirmed case identified. This case, a man in his 50s from South West Sydney, was announced yesterday and is included in today’s official numbers. Contact tracing and investigations continue.
Anyone who attended Woolworths in the Campbelltown Mall on Thursday September 17 between 1.30pm and 2pm is considered a casual contact of this case and must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, they must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.
Testing numbers have declined in recent weeks and NSW Health is appealing to the community to come forward for testing right away if you have a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.
This is especially important in South West Sydney, particularly in Campbelltown. If people don’t come forward and get tested, we can’t keep the pandemic at bay.
NSW Health has been and continues to strongly encourage people to wear masks when unable to physically distance, particularly in indoor settings and on public transport, to keep everyone safe. When taking taxis or rideshare commuters should sit in the back and wear a mask.
Locations linked to known cases, advice on testing and isolation, and areas identified for increased testing can be found here: NSW Government – Latest news and updates.
NSW Health is treating 71 COVID-19 cases, including two in intensive care, none of whom are being ventilated. Eighty-seven per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
COVID-19 continues to circulate 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 on public transport, ride share, taxis, shopping, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance.
Confirmed cases to date
|By likely source of infection||Count|
|Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case and/or in a known cluster||1,405|
|Locally acquired – contact not identified||392|
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||5,329|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||27,606|
|Since 15 May 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||40,313|