NSW latest Covid-19 update as at 13 March

​NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

One new case was acquired overseas, and one case reported earlier this week was excluded following further testing. This means the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic remains at 5,045.

There were 9,994 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 11,050.

CasesCount
Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)5,045
Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)56
Total tests carried out5,164,144

With new cases being regularly detected among overseas arrivals, there is still a risk of COVID-19 spreading into the NSW community.

Although there have been no locally acquired cases for in the past 55 days, it is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours and come forward for testing with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms.

NSW Health is treating 49 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (88 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.

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.

Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW

Likely source of infectionCases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All cases
Overseas1272,868
Interstate0090
Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster001,641
Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00446
Locally acquired – investigation ongoing000
Under initial investigation000
Total1275,045

Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

* notified from 8pm 11 March 2021 to 8pm 12 March 2021

** from 6 March 2021 to 8pm 12 March 2021

Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date

Since 29 March 2020Count
Symptomatic travellers tested10,694
Found positive205
Since 30 June 2020Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 283,202
Found positive527
From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 1079,623
Found positive182
Since 13 January 2021Count
Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*15,030
Found positive15

* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.

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