For the eleventh consecutive day, NSW has reported no recent cases of locally transmitted COVID‑19.
Eleven cases in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,057.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,057|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||55|
|Total tests carried out||2,751,929|
There were 5,385 tests reported in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 4,789 in the previous 24 hours.
Testing numbers have dropped recently, which is a concern. NSW Health is appealing to the community to come forward for testing right away if you have even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19.
People in the Hawkesbury and South Western Sydney are particularly being called on to come forward for testing if they have any symptoms after the state’s sewage surveillance program detected fragments of the virus at the North Richmond and West Camden treatment plants.
The most recent cases in the West Camden catchment were reported in September, but no one living in the North Richmond catchment has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Virus fragments in sewage can mean that there are active cases in the catchment area, but people can continue to ‘shed’ virus genetic material for some weeks after recovery.
Please see Sewage testing detects COVID fragments for more details.
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available or people can visit their GP.
NSW Health is treating 50 COVID-19 cases, including three in intensive care, none of whom are being ventilated. Eighty per cent of cases being treated by NSW Health are in non-acute, out-of-hospital care.
COVID-19 may be continuing 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 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.
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.
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||393|
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||5,640|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||31,354|
|Since 15 May 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||43,974|