NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. The last time there were no locally acquired cases in NSW was the 24 hours to 8pm on 6 January.
Two cases were recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,854.
There were 20,437 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 20,664.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,854|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out||4,429,508|
NSW Health last night called on anyone who has been at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane since 30 December, either as a returned traveller or as a staff member, to immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days after they were last at the hotel regardless of their test result.
The Queensland Government has reported six cases of the COVID-19 variant of concern have now been linked to the hotel. This variant is known to spread more easily from person to person than other strains of the COVID-19 virus.
The Queensland Government has provided NSW Health with a list of 10 people staying at the hotel who have since returned to NSW. NSW contact tracers have contacted all of them. Anyone who was at the hotel since 30 December who has not already been contacted should telephone 1300 066 055 immediately for further advice.
Please check the NSW Government website regularly for information on new and updated venues of concern related to cases of COVID-19, and follow the health advice if you were at any of these locations at the times listed.
NSW Health would like to thank everyone who has come forward for testing, and continues to urge everyone in the state who has even mild cold- or flu-like symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, headache, fever, or a runny nose to isolate immediately and be tested.
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 testing clinics or contact your GP.
NSW Health is treating 119 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is in intensive care. This patient requires a ventilator. Most cases (98 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||0||12||1,636|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||435|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||0||3||12|
|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 12 January 2020 to 8pm 13 January 2021
**from 8pm 7 January 2021 to 8pm 13 January 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Since 29 March 2020||Count|
|Symptomatic travellers tested||8,908|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||67,801|
|Since 15 May 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
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