NSW recorded three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Three cases were also recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,818.
There were 23,763 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 25,646. NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout the state to continue to come forward for testing, with even the mildest of symptoms. High testing rates are vital to finding undetected cases and helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.
|Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,818|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out||4,355,099|
Of the three locally acquired cases to 8pm last night:
- One is linked to the Avalon cluster, and is a close contact of a previously reported case. There are now 150 cases associated with the Avalon cluster.
- Two are linked to the Berala cluster, and are close contacts of a previously reported case. There are now 23 cases associated with the Berala cluster.
NSW Health last night announced several new venues in Sydney’s south-west and north-east that are associated with today’s new locally acquired cases. An extensive list of bus and train routes used by confirmed cases in Sydney’s south-west and Inner West, were also announced. Please check the NSW Government website and follow the health advice if you were at any of these locations at the times listed.
Stay-at-home restrictions on residents of the northern zone of the Northern Beaches have now ended. NSW Health thanks the community for their cooperation. We ask people to continue to observe the restrictions in place for Greater Sydney and urge everyone to come forward for testing if even the mildest of symptoms that could signal COVID-19 develop.
There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 clinics or contact your GP.
NSW Health is treating 109 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (99 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW
|Likely source of infection||Cases past 24 hours*||Cases past 7 days**||All cases|
|Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster||3||14||1,628|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||435|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||2||11|
|Under initial investigation||0||0||0|
Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.
*notified from 8pm 8 January 2020 to 8pm 9 January 2021
**from 8pm 3 January 2021 to 8pm 9 January 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Since 29 March 2020||Count|
|Symptomatic travellers tested||8,656|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||66,508|
|Since 15 May 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||78,572|
Today’s press conference will be uploaded here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/press-conferences.aspx