NSW recorded 1 new locally acquired case of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
There were also 11 cases recorded in returned travellers, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,868.
There were 14,547 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 16,070.
|Confirmed cases (including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities)||4,868|
|Deaths (in NSW from confirmed cases)||56|
|Total tests carried out||4,460,152|
Of the 12 new cases reported to 8pm last night
- 1 case, in a man from western Sydney, was locally acquired. Investigations into the source of the infection are under way, but it is believed to be linked to the Berala BWS cluster.
- 11 were acquired overseas.
It is very likely that COVID-19 is continuing to circulate in the community among people who have mild or no symptoms. It is vital that we pick up every case of COVID-19 if we are to prevent further community transmission, and the best way we have of doing this is maintaining high testing numbers.
Anyone who is experiencing any cold- or flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild, is urged to isolate immediately, get tested and continue to isolate until a negative result is received. This is particularly important in areas where there have been recent cases, including western Sydney, south-west Sydney, the Northern Beaches and Wollongong.
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 https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.
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 is treating 100 COVID-19 cases, one of whom is 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||0||11||1,636|
|Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster||0||0||435|
|Locally acquired – investigation ongoing||1||3||13|
|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 14 January 2020 to 8pm 15 January 2021
**from 8pm 9 January 2021 to 8pm 15 January 2021
Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date
|Since 29 March 2020||Count|
|Symptomatic travellers tested||8,981|
|Since 30 June 2020||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 2||68,507|
|From 15 May 2020 to 12 January 2021:||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 10||79,623|
|Since 13 January 2021||Count|
|Asymptomatic travellers screened at day 12*||618|
* Testing previously carried out on day 10 is now carried out on day 12.